High-profile deals have been done and dusted for superstars the likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is expected to be the next player through the door with a deal agreed with Rennes.
Declan Rice also continues to be linked in a pricey transfer too. As a result, several current player exits have now been speculated.
Exits are expected to fund even more transfer business, but Kante is unlikely to leave.
The France star has been the subject of speculation linking with Inter Milan for much of the summer. Reports earlier this week suggested Antonio Conte’s side had failed with a swap approach involving Christian Eriksen.
However, Manchester United also reportedly remain keen. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would likely pounce were the Blues to indicate their willingness to sell.