According to Tribal Football, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is worried Chelsea stars N’Golo Kante and Jorginho could leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
West Ham midfielder Declan Rice was Lampard’s top priority, with Lampard hoping to convert Rice from a holding midfielder to centre-back.
Tribal Football claims Lampard now wants Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia to focus on recruiting a defensive midfielder as he is afraid N’Golo Kante and Jorginho could leave this summer.
The Blues will reportedly try to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare if Jorginho or Kante reportedly leaves the club.
Lille are open to selling Soumare and the 21-year-old, who came through the ranks at PSG, would cost significantly less than Rice.