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Frank Lampard responds to N’Golo Kante exit rumors and hails the ‘unique’ quality of Kai Havertz


N'Golo Kante and Frank Lampard shake hands during Chelsea's clash with Borussia Monchengladbach

N’Golo Kante stays a key a part of Frank Lampard’s venture at Chelsea (Image: Getty)

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has performed down hypothesis N’Golo Kante could possibly be set for a transfer to Inter Milan and insists the midfielder is ‘basic’ to his plans for the brand new season.

Kante, 29, can have been determined to make an impression in Lampard’s debut 12 months in cost at Stamford Bridge however made simply 22 Premier League appearances throughout an injury-ravaged marketing campaign final time period.

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is eager to be reunited with Kante at Inter forward of the 2020/21 marketing campaign and the Serie A giants made a player-plus-cash provide to land the French World-Cup winner this summer time.

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However Inter’s bid was swiftly rejected and Chelsea made it clear they’d little interest in both Christian Eriksen or Marcelo Brozovic, who have been each made out there in a possible settlement.

Requested in regards to the latest rumours, Lampard advised BBC Radio 5 Reside: ‘I believe just about each membership on this planet would need N’Golo Kante.

‘I noticed these stories as properly. He’s an unbelievable participant and I actually don’t need to lose him, no.

‘He’s basic to what I’m making an attempt to do. We will clearly speak in regards to the attacking gamers we now have however somebody like N’Golo and the work he does in midfield.

N'Golo Kante runs with the ball during Chelsea's pre-season clash with Brighton

Kante is ‘match and recent’ forward of the brand new marketing campaign (Image: Getty)

‘It was a tough 12 months for him final 12 months due to the accidents.

‘He got here into the season with an damage and it was a domino impact via the 12 months which he hasn’t had and was most likely the fruits of recreation, recreation, recreation for himself so I’m actually excited to have him match.

‘He appears to be like match and recent in the meanwhile so, no, he’s an enormous deal to me and naturally I need to preserve N’Golo.’

Frank Lampard poses with new Chelsea signing Kai Havertz

Havertz accomplished a £71m transfer from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea this summer time (Image: Getty)

Chelsea have been considered one of Europe’s most energetic golf equipment within the switch market, bringing in six new additions this summer time, and Lampard is relishing the possibility to work with ‘distinctive’ expertise Kai Havertz.

‘I’ve liked him for a very long time as a participant since he got here via,’ he added.

‘He’s a distinct participant to what I used to be however, when it’s an attacking midfielder that scores targets, clearly I actually sit up and take discover.

‘His model could be very distinctive, he’s 6’2’’ plus which is a superb assist in the fashionable day to have tall gamers in ahead areas like that however an important factor about him is his pure high quality of receiving the ball and expertise on the ball and quietness and high quality and he arrives to attain targets.

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‘He deliver an excellent versatility for us, he began as a No.eight arriving within the field, generally performs on the wing, can play as a false No.9 and he’s very comfy and completely happy to play in all these positions.

‘With the ability to deliver gamers like him and Timo Werner into the squad brings us much more power and velocity into the crew which is one thing we all the time need on the prime stage as a result of these gamers make the distinction.’

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