Almost a year ago, a half-injured N’Golo Kanté delivered a masterclass against Arsenal in the Europa League final, continuing his winning streak ever since he arrived in the Premier League in 2015. The thought of parting ways with Kanté would have been as good as committing a crime then.
Fast forward a year, and the same thought is no longer as controversial. Questions are being asked, price tags are being rumored, reluctantly but with increasing volume.
Meanwhile, down in Barcelona, the locals are trying to offload one Philippe Coutinho. There have been no takers yet for the overprice former Liverpool midfielder, but Chelsea’s name keeps getting brought up.