Chelsea are set to play there first Premier League game against Brighton on Monday night.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have reportedly been offered Christian Eriksen and Marcelo Brozovic for N’Golo Kante, but have rejected the offer.

Kante is easily regarded as one of the finest midfielders in the game right now and is arguably the best holding midfielder, but there has been some speculation in the media that he could be sold by Chelsea in order to help finance the books.

The Blues have been spending like crazy this summer and are reportedly seeking to recoup some of the money spent by letting players go that might not have a future in the plans of Frank Lampard. And recent reports have claimed Inter boss Antonio Conte is believed to be desperate to be reunited with the French international at the San Siro and has made him his No1 midfield target.

According to the Daily Mail, the Serie A side are willing to offload two of their own players in order to bring the ex-Leicester ace to Italy as they simply cannot afford to pay that £60 million asking price that Chelsea have placed on the head of Conte.

However, the report also says Inter have had their bid for Kante knocked back, with the Blues having no interest in either Eriksen or Brozovic, but they add that Chelsea would consider cash bids for Kante.

Look, we have said all along that kante is a player that Chelsea need to keep hold of as he will allot the more attacking players to strut their stuff next season, so even though Eriksen and Brozovic would add to the Chelsea squad, they are not needed.

Kante is the best holding midfielder in the game and letting him go would be a massive mistake from the club, so hopefully a big cash offer does not arrive in the coming months as fans would hate to see him leave.

However, the window is open for another month so it will be interesting to see how this all plays out, especially as there will be constant rumours in the media.