Here’s all the news from around Stamford Bridge over the past 24 hours.
Inter Milan ‘in deep talks’ with N’Golo Kante
Italian outlet Calciomercato report that Antonio Conte remains keen to reunite with N’Golo Kante at Inter Milan (via Read Chelsea ).
The latest suggestion is that the Serie A giants are in talks with the French international’s representatives to see if a deal can be struck.
Kante, 29, remains contracted to Stamford Bridge until 2023, giving the Blues leverage to command a substantial fee when it comes to potential negotiations.
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A World Cup winner, he was also named the PFA Player Of The Season when Chelsea won the title under Conte in the 2016/17 season.
He’s also started all eight Premier League matches so far this campaign.
Frank Lampard criticised for treatment of Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud’s agent Michael Manuello has accused Chelsea manager Frank Lampard of treating his client unfairly.
Reports emerged earlier this week suggesting that the veteran France international could push for a move in January.
Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps has hinted that the 34-year-old may struggle to feature in the Euros next summer if he doesn’t get regular minutes for his club.
Giroud has played more minutes for France than he has for his club so far this season, with his only start for the Blues coming in the Carabao Cup.
Frank Lampard (L) looks on as Tammy Abraham (R) is replaced by Olivier Giroud (2R) (Image: ALEX LIVESEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
“I think that, in his case, it depends how you look at things,” Manuello told Foot Mercato (via GFFN ). “If you look at the situation after 1st August, I agree with you (that the situation looks the same as this time last year).
“If we take what happened at the end of last season,…