Marco Silva's side paid Watford £40m to sign their superstar last summer, and want at least double of that amount if they are to let the 21-year-old leave for Stamford Bridge.
Talks between the player and the club have stalled amid speculation surrounding a potential summer bid from the Spanish giants.
Kante has arguably been the most influential signing made by Chelsea since Eden Hazard, having arrived from Leicester City a Premier League victor in the summer of 2016. Bournemouth were still in the Championship and Real Madrid were 3-0 up at half-time before replacing most of their starting line-up, including Cristiano Ronaldo, with subs.
Hazard usually plays on the left now that Gonzalo Higuain has arrived to play central striker with either Pedro or Willian often on the other flank.
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Sarri said: "I think we will be able to fight for the top four this season".
'I think the criticism is a little unfair towards him, he had a really good start to the season, ' Hasselbaink, who played for Chelsea from 2000-2004, told Sky Sports News. He is also the first captain of the team.
"At the moment, he is really very determined". He then talked about the expectations on him and said, "I'm not at all selfish". I just found out about that, actually.
"That must have been a hard decision for whoever made it".
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Hazard has contributed 12 goals and 10 assists in 24 Premier League appearances this season.
'That's how he believes Chelsea is eventually going to win titles and cups'.
Chelsea have recently witnessed Manchester United leapfrog them to the fourth position in the standings but they can reclaim the position, should they pick up at least a point against Manchester City on Sunday.
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