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Report: Brighton attacker opens door to Chelsea move, Juventus eye free move for N’Golo Kante

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Brighton & Hove Albion attacker Leandro Trossard has revealed that he is open to a move to Chelsea should the opportunity arise.
Following Thomas Tuchel’s shock dismissal earlier this month, ex-Brighton boss Graham Potter took the Chelsea managerial hot seat and opened his time at the helm of affairs with a 1-1 draw against Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Champions,

Surprisingly the English manager has been linked with signing a couple of his former players including Trossard, who has now declared his willingness to join Chelsea.

“I feel very good. We had a super good start with Brighton,” the Belgian told Het Niuewsblad.

“I have evolved tremendously. I now know how Premier League works. I’ve grown tremendously in that. Confidence, mentally, and physically, I have become better.

I have mastered the tricks now. Our coach did leave for Chelsea now but speculations about me following him make no sense.

If the opportunity arises, I want to go but I want to play and not sit on the bench.”

Trossard is the second player to have publicly spoken about a switch to Chelsea since Potter’s appointment at Stamford Bridge with Moises Caicedo also talking up a reunion with the man responsible for bringing him to the Amex Stadium.

With two goals and one assist in six Premier League games this term, Trossard has been instrumental to Brighton’s fine start to the current campaign as the Seagulls sit fourth in the league table having also conceded the fewest amount of goals.

Despite splashing north of €300million in his first summer window as Chelsea owner, Todd Boehly is expected to be active in the upcoming January transfer window where Potter will be looking to put his stamp on his new team and this could open the door to a potential move to West London for Trossard.

Juventus eye free move for N’Golo Kante

 

Juventus are eyeing a free transfer move for Chelsea central midfielder N’Golo Kante next summer, according to Calciomercato.

Massimiliano Allegri is a fan of the 31-year-old and would like to bring him to Turin.

Kante is not keen on what Chelsea are offering, and Juventus are monitoring the situation. They could make contact with the player’s entourage soon.

A Paul Pogba and Kante pairing delivered the World Cup for France in 2018 and Allegri could turn to that pivot for his struggling Juventus side

kante has been at Chelsea for six years since joining the club in 2016. He is the highest earner at the club after cementing his name as one of the best midfielders in the world.

Niggling injuries have slowed the France international down over the last three years. Kante has started just 65 Premier League games during that period.

Kante has featured in only two games for Chelsea this season. He has been out with a hamstring injury since mid-August.

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel lamented about Kante’s fitness issues (via Daily Mail): “He is our key, key player, but key, key players have to be on the pitch, and he only plays 40% of games. Kante is our Mo Salah, (Virgil) van Dijk. He is our Kylian Mbappe.

“This is huge for us to solve it. It’s a fact we miss him a lot, and he brings something unique in world football. He can lift everybody and make the difference.”

Chelsea reportedly offered Kante a two-year deal with the option of an extra year, but he wants a longer contract.

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are circling to see if they can take the midfielder for free. He would be a shrewd acquisition for any club if he stays fit.

 

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