West London club Chelsea is reportedly willing to complete a deal that could cost the likes of John Obi Mikel and Oscar their place in the current Chelsea squad. The Blues are looking to complete a £30million move for Premier League champions Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante.
The Premier League champions have offered the France international midfielder a new contract believed to be over £100,000-a-week to remain at Leicester but the midfielder is thought to be willing to team up with join Antonio Conte at London club Chelsea.
The 25-year-old is keen on remaining in the English Premier League and reportedly has a 5 year deal on the table at Stamford Bridge. Even though he has interest from Shanghai SIPG, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
The French man is thought to have a £20m release clause that allows suitors to open talks with the Foxes but the Blues accept they will pay more to secure the services of the Leicester star.
Should this move be completed, it may affect Nigerian star John Obi Mikel and Brazilian Oscar’s place in the squad. With the duo already getting limited playing time without Kante in at Chelsea, their chances is only going to reduce further if the Blues manage to sign Kante.
In my opinion, Oscar should be retained but it is time Chelsea let Mikel go. Oscar might have not done well last season, but he has what it takes to regain his form and help Chelsea in the league. Plus his versatility will be of great use to Chelsea when there are injuries or there is the need to rotate.
Oscar could be rotated with Fabregas and as he can play on the wing, he could be rotated with Hazard or Willian, depending on who Conte plays on the right wing.