N’Golo Kante is expected to leave Chelsea by the end of this season.
The French midfielder will be out of contract in July next year and recently rejected a two-year contract deal from Chelsea.
Kante, 31, underwent a surgery for his hamstring problem and will be ruled out for fourth months.
He will miss the World Cup and a significant portion of Chelsea’s campaign this year.
His injury troubles are something Chelsea needs to worry about and should soon look for a replacement.
The Blues are expected to sign former academy player Declan Rice this summer who is currently valued at £120m by West Ham.
‘There’s a simple solution for Chelsea moving forward, looking to the future, which is you’ve got one of the best holding players in Declan Rice,’ Murphy told White and Jordan on talkSPORT.
‘He loves Chelsea. He’s the one to take his role, he’s capable and would be there for the rest of his career.
‘They’ll have to bite the bullet and pay whatever it is. That’s the solution to replace Kante.’
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