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Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Kante stance amid Barcelona links, major Coutinho development

Here are your latest Chelsea transfer rumours for Wednesday, April 15

Kante wants Chelsea stay

Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo reported this week that Barcelona were ready to use N’Golo Kante as a makeweight in a deal that could see Phillipe Coutinho join the Blues.

But Goal report that Kante would rather stay in the capital and will not try and force a move away. If he’s to go abroad this summer, Chelsea will have to push the transfer through.

Kante is the Blues’ top earner on £290,000-a-week, but has missed a number of games this season through injury.

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has several options in midfield, with 18-year-old Billy Gilmour also breaking into the squad this season.

Kante has also attracted interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Barca to offer up Coutinho

Barcelona will offer Chelsea and Arsenal former Liverpool midfielder Phillipe Coutinho this summer, according to the Sun.

The 27-year-old has spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich but has failed to make an impression in either Spain or Germany.

Reports suggest Barca will be ready to let Coutinho go for £75m, just over half of what they paid for him in 2018. They’re also ready to let him go out on loan again.

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Chelsea are lacking a world-class creative midfielder and Coutinho – with proven Premier League pedigree – could ease the burden placed on Mason Mount this season.

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