Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge after an injury-hit campaign limiting him to 22 appearances in all competitions.
A swap deal with Barcelona that would see Philippe Coutinho go in the opposite direction has been mooted.
Manager Frank Lampard has not yet signalled to any member of his first-team squad whether he wants them aboard for next season.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with Kante, who is keen to remain with the Blues.
However, Goal claims there is one condition that could tempt the midfielder into leaving for the Nou Camp.
The 29-year-old would reportedly only be interested in the switch if he was told that the Blues are looking to sell him.
Chelsea have enquired about Coutinho, who is available after Bayern Munich decided against activating their option to make his loan move permanent.
Reports in Spain have suggested Barcelona could use the former Liverpool midfielder as bait in their attempt to sign Kante.
A move to their La Liga rivals does not appeal to the Chelsea midfielder because he does not want to play a back-up role to Casemiro.
While he is cautious about a return to Paris to join PSG.
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