Inter Milan will need to try harder to pry N'Golo Kante away from Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea rejected the Italian club's offer for the midfielder, which included Marcelo Brozovic in part-exchange, The Guardian's Jacob Steinberg reports. Chelsea have also turned down the opportunity to sign Christian Eriksen in a straight transfer or as a makeweight in a deal for Kante.
It appears that Antonio Conte would have to sell some members of his squad to fund a straight-cash offer for Kante.
The Frenchman was one of the stars of Conte's 2016-17 Premier League-winning Chelsea side after moving to Stamford Bridge from Leicester City for £32 million.