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Chelsea may have to fight off interest from Euro giants for €80m-rated star

Juventus are reportedly lining up a move for Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante this summer, as the Italians continue their summer of changes in Turin.

Kante returns to Stamford Bridge as a World Cup winner following his exploits with France in Russia this summer. He was an ever-present in midfield as Didier Deschamps’ men powered their way to glory, beating Croatia 4-2 in the final.

The diminutive midfielder has been one of the best players in England during his three years in the Premier League – both with Chelsea and Leicester City – expertly breaking up play and kickstarting attacks whilst running relentlessly on an amazingly consistent basis.

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New Blues boss Maurizio Sarri will not want to lose one of the clubs most valuable assets but their resolve may soon be tested by a bid from Juventus in Italy – according to Team Talk, reporting on a story from CalcioMercato, with Kante given a whopping €80m valuation.

Team Talk reports that Juve may soon lose Miralem Pjanic to Manchester City, which would leave a gaping hole in their midfield ahead of next season.

Chelsea begin their 2018/19 Premier League campaign on August 11 against Huddersfield and supporters will hope that their tenacious midfield star remains very much a part of the team when the curtain raises on the new season.

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