BAYERN TARGET FRENCH FLOPS
Get ready with a rather large pinch of salt because this is Le10 Sport and they are whatever the French is for unreliable (we’re assuming ‘unreliable’) but they claim that Bayern Munich are looking to rebuild their midfield and they are casting glances towards London and a couple of French flops.
First, Tanguy Ndombele, the £55m record Spurs signing who stayed on the bench for the entirety of their north London derby win over Arsenal. And there is talk of a loan as Tottenham want to recoup all of their money on the Frenchman but Ndombele may have to prove himself first. Then there is Tiemoue Bakayoko, the Chelsea midfielder who has returned from a loan spell at Monaco and could be sold for around £31m.
KANTE TO INTER?
With N’Golo Kante now 29 and only fit enough to start 20 Premier League games this season, Chelsea are said to be open to selling the Frenchman. And luckily for Chelsea, he has a suitor in Antonio Conte, who remembers how Kante helped him with the Premier League title. So according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter Milan could take Kante off Chelsea’s hands. But would they want his mammoth wages; they could prove a real problem.
Lampard said recently: “We will see how we are pre-season. I am happy to look at managing a player like him, with the level he has reached in previous years in his career. That will be a very open conversation between myself and N’Golo and our strength and conditioning coach and our medical team.”
LOVREN LOVED IN RUSSIA
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has emerged as a transfer target for Zenit St Petersburg, according to the Evening Standard. There is no mention of a price but the Reds are said to be willing to sell Lovren, who is fourth-choice centre-back at the club and would drop further down the rankings of they signed another defender.
Zenit have clinched the domestic title in Russia and have qualified for next season’s Champions League so could be tempting for Lovren, who might instead sit out the remaining year of his contract and move on a free transfer in 2021.