Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is not pushing for an exit from Stamford Bridge despite interest from Italian side Inter Milan.
The 29-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to San Siro with boss Antonio Conte wants a reunion with the Frenchman.
The Italian coach lured the Frenchman from Premier League winners Leicester when he was Chelsea boss in 2016.
Last week, the Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb, claims that Antonio Conte wants to recruit the 29-year-old midfielder again with Inter keen to sign him on loan with a view to a permanent €50million (£44.5m) move.
But according to the Goal, the World Cup winner is ready to turn down interest as he is settled in west London club.
It also adds that the Blues star isn’t pushing to exit the increasingly ambitious outfit but a major offer could change the course of his future after an injury-hit season.
Still, boss Frank Lampard hasn’t communicated that he wants his senior star out despite an aggressive recruitment drive this summer.
The Blues boss recently gave Kante the captaincy in the club’s most recent friendly and competitive matches due to Cesar Azpilicueta being out injured.
The 29-year-old World Cup winner is currently away on international duty with Olivier Giroud and is thought to be in good health after an injury-hit season last year.
The Frenchman missed almost 50 per cent of his side’s matches last season, which became a cause for concern for Lampard, but he kept reiterating his desire to keep the midfielder throughout the season.
‘He is an incredible player, I keep saying it and I mean it, he is huge for this club,’ Lampard said.
‘He has been huge and he will be for a long time and I am happy with him.
‘It is not just about N’Golo. I have got other midfield players and a lot of competition in midfield but at the moment, N’Golo is doing a really good job there.’