Adrien Rabiot could be the first signing of the Graham Potter era at Chelsea.
The 27-year old midfielder was already under consideration when Thomas Tuchel was in charge at Stamford Bridge, and, despite the change of regime, remains firmly on the radar.
Rabiot is currently wit Juventus, having joined them from PSG in the summer of 2019.
However, he has struggled for game time this season and is less than content with life under manager Massimilano Allegri, who is not averse to letting him go.
Rabiot could be intended as a long-term replacement for his international team-mate, who is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and yet to sign a new deal. He is also now 31 years old and increasingly injury prone.
Unlike Kanté, who is recovering after an operation on a hamstring injury, Rabiot is expected to be part of Didier Deschamps French squad at the World Cup.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.