Barcelona want to sign Chelsea midfielder, will offer this player in return

France star N'Golo Kante

FC Barcelona have made signing N'Golo Kante from Chelsea FC one of their top priorities this summer, according to reports in Italy.

Fast forward four-years, he's a cornerstone in the France side that is the overwhelming favourite to win the competition, as well as having two Premier League titles to his name.

Chelsea are braced for transfer approaches for Kante this summer after the midfielder's star showing at the World Cup.

The Portuguese worldwide has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in the past, with Arsenal the most recent club to express an interest in the player.

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Kante has been France's stand-out player alongside Kylian Mbappe in Russian Federation and will bid to lead Les Blues to World Cup glory on Sunday against Croatia.

Serie A giants Juventus are also believed to be keen on a deal for the Barca man, who has struggled since his arrival at the Camp Nou in 2016.

Barcelona are also prepared to offer Andre Gomes in part exchange for Kante.

Chelsea, who are unwilling to lose Kante at any cost, are unlikely to entertain such an offer, especially given that Gomes is involved.

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