Danny Mills has urged Chelsea to sell N’Golo Kante to fund a move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Manchester City and England full-back claimed the Frenchman has not been at his best for 18 months.
French media outlet Le Parisien claimed during the international break that Kante had fallen out with Frank Lampard after the Chelsea boss refused to let Kante attend a friend’s wedding.
However, the club denies there has been a bust-up labelling the story “total nonsense”, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Rice is a long-term target of Chelsea with Lampard being an admirer of the 21-year-old’s ability to play in defence and midfield.
This site revealed last month that the Blues were set to test the nerve of West Ham with a huge part-exchange bid.