Frank Lampard has reiterated his desire to keep N’Golo Kante at Chelsea long-term as he admitted that the only reason the midfielder hasn’t played more is due to injury this season.
The 29-year-old is Chelsea’s highest-paid player but has missed 14 games this season due to ankle, hamstring and knee problems.
The two-time Premier League winner has missed more games through injury this season than in his entire English football career, which famously included a key role at Leicester’s title-winning team.
Real Madrid have been linked with a move for the midfielder in the last few days but Lampard has refuted suggestions that Chelsea will sell their dynamic talent to raise further funds.
“In terms of N’Golo, I’ve seen some talk