Chelsea Transfer News: Barcelona demand swap deal as chelsea refuse to lose kante

Barcelona are ready to offer Chelsea a huge swap deal which would see N’Golo Kante moving to the Nou Camp and Philippe Coutinho in the opposite direction to Stamford Bridge.

The La Liga club want to add a quality midfielder who is physically powerful and they believe Kante fits the bill.

Mundo Deportivo say Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal will leave Barcelona this summer, heightening the need for reinforcements.

The report claims that most clubs accept that the transfer market may change to being mainly swap deals because of the impact of COVID-19.

And with Coutinho, Barca have the perfect player to offer to Premier League clubs as he is known to want a return.

Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Leicester are all said to be interested in Coutinho, but Chelsea are leading the race to sign him with Frank Lampard reportedly desperate to add the 27-year-old to his squad.

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Edinson Cavani in Europe

Edinson Cavani is determined to stay in Europe.

The Uruguayan forward has scored 200 goals and provided 43 assists in 301 appearances for Paris Saint-Germain, but is expected to leave when his contract expires in June.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid had been linked with the 33-year-old during the January transfer window but a deal failed to materialise.

It was thought Cavani would return to South America on a free transfer but Goal claim he will reject any approaches from clubs outside of Europe

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