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Chelsea Deny Lampard, Kante Rift

Chelsea Deny Lampard, Kante Rift

Premier League club Chelsea have denied reports of a discord between manager Frank Lampard and France midfielder N’Golo Kante.

According to Le Parisien, Kante was said to be furious when Lampard turned down his request to attend a friend’s wedding prior to the international break.

Kante was reported to be keen on moving to Spanish giants Real Madrid next summer as a result of the rift.

A Chelsea spokesperson has however quashed the rumour and labelled it a ‘total nonsense’ according to the Daily Mail.

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Rumours of a bust-up with Lampard came as a huge surprise considering the pair came into the season on good terms.

It was only in May that the Chelsea boss allowed Kante to miss training for however long was necessary due to the midfielder’s concerns about coronavirus.

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