It is also claimed that Jorginho's arrival at Chelsea FC this summer could have a telling impact on Kante's future at the club.
According to a Sky Sports report, the Primera Liga side are ready to willing to offer Andre Gomes to the Premier League side in exchange for the French star who has been in superlative form at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. They are thought to be prepared to offer us Andre Gomes in return, which ought to deduct a couple of million off of the £200M they're presumably going to offer on top.
Fast forward four-years, he's a cornerstone in the France side that is the overwhelming favourite to win the competition, as well as having two Premier League titles to his name.
The Catalans are on the hunt for a new midfield presence after losing Iniesta to Japan and sending Paulinho back to China.
Chelsea, who are unwilling to lose Kante at any cost, are unlikely to entertain such an offer, especially given that Gomes is involved.
Sarri will battle to keep Kante and has reportedly already told Chelsea the 27-year-old is not for sale at any price.