Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is prepared to part ways with midfielder N'Golo Kante to raise funds to strengthen other areas of his squad, according to a report.
Preparations for the 2020-21 season are in full swing for the Blues, who have at least one more match to play this season - Saturday's Champions League last-16 second leg with Bayern Munich, which they trail 3-0 on aggregate.
The Times claims that Lampard has been informed that he needs to streamline his squad and raise funds if he is to push through those signings, however, and Kante is among those considered as dispensable.
The France international has endured an injury-plagued 2019-20 campaign, featuring just 26 times in all competitions, and not at all in Chelsea's last seven matches.
Paris Saint-Germain have previously been tipped to move for Kante, who has three more years to run on his existing contract.