However Lampard was afraid of losing star midfielder N’golo Kante. The midfield maestro who has been plagued by injuries last season felt unwanted at Chelsea. Interest from Juventus and Inter Milan made it hard for him. The two Italian giants were ready to pounce if Chelsea were ready to sell.
However, Kante has recently come out and confirmed that he is willing to stay at Stamford Bridge as long as Chelsea are not willing to sell him. The news will likely calm the Chelsea hierarchy for now as losing Kante will likely put their whole plans in jeopardy as it will require buying another defensive midfielder. On his day Kante is one of the best in his position. His tenacity and defensive knowhow make him an important asset in the big games.