Chelsea behind the scenes: Potential £38m windfall, Kante speculation and Sancho deal

Another weekend has come and gone without any live football to get excited about.

The 2019/20 season has been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the latest report is the Premier League have devised a plan that will see the competition resume in June and conclude before the end of July.

That would mean a busy six weeks for Chelsea and Frank Lampard as they’re still in with a shout of a top-four finish as well as winning the FA Cup.

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Despite a lack of football, there’s still plenty happening with the Blues as the first-team squad continues to train away from Cobham.

Our Senior Club writer Alan Smith gave his thoughts on some of the big talking points at Stamford Bridge right now during a Q&A session with fans on Sunday where he was asked questions on topics ranging from future transfer targets to takeover talk.

Here is what he had to say about what is going on behind the scenes in west London.

What’s happening with N’Golo Kante?

Alan Smith says: “Speculation about him leaving in the next transfer window is, well, just speculation.

“The priority is to get him fully fit again having struggled with a series of injuries this season. It would require a humongous transfer offer from the club to consider selling and this market is unlikely to be one with exorbitant fees.

“That said to battle to figure out how to get the best from him and Jorginho in the same team continues.”

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Chelsea during the break

Would Chelsea be happy if the season was cancelled?

Alan Smith says: “That would ultimately depend on how the Premier League would decide Champions League places.

“If Chelsea were to somehow miss out owing to some formula they would be utterly raging.

“But give them the guarantee of a place next season and I’m sure they could be convinced otherwise…

Frank Lampard salutes the fans at Stamford Bridge…