Date: 31st March 2023 at 7:49pm
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Chelsea could be boosted by the return of N’Golo Kante when they face Aston Villa on Saturday. 

The Frenchman has been out since the third week of the season with an injury, but returned to the bench against Everton prior to the international break and could be in line to feature against Villa.

Mason Mount is also available once again after a brief spell on the sidelines, although the England international is unlikely to start the match.

It also appears that the Englishman could be on his way out of west London this summer.

According to Football Insider, The Blues could sell both Mount and fellow midfielder Mateo Kovacic this summer in an effort to ease financial fair play concerns.

Since taking charge of the club last summer, owner Todd Boehly has splashed more than £500 million on 16 new signings.

On Thursday, it was revealed that Chelsea had recorded the Premier League’s worst financial losses for a second successive year and, with that in mind, they will look to offload some players this summer.

Mount and Kovacic could both be sold this summer

The report claims that the club will have to sell players this summer in order to fund further new signings, and they hope to sell the midfield duo for £100 million.

Mount, 24, is a product of the club’s youth academy and has established himself as one of Chelsea’s most important players in recent seasons.

The midfielder is set to be out of contract next summer, though, and talks over an extension have reportedly failed to progress.

Kovacic, meanwhile, joined Chelsea from Real Madrid back in 2018, initially on loan, before making his move permanent the following summer.

The 28-year-old has now made more than 210 appearances for The Blues across all competitions, but the report suggest that he could be sold this summer.

In January, Chelsea paid a Premier League record fee of £107 million to sign midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica, and it appears that the Argentina international’s arrival may have prompted the club to consider selling Kovacic.

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