“Griezmannkante”. Although the comments appeared to be made in jest, they may have sparked Potter’s imagination.
With N’Golo Kante set to leave the club, the former Brighton manager is looking for a player who is full of energy and can be flexible in transition.
Chelsea have previously been heavily linked with Griezmann, and despite their change in recruitment team, the possibility of bringing the Atletico Madrid star to Stamford Bridge remains a viable option.
Griezmann’s contract expires in 2026, and despite his good form for France, he could still be a cheaper alternative to young targets Jude Bellingham and Moises Caicedo.
Why is N’Golo Kante not representing France in the World Cup?
The midfielder’s absence is a huge blow for France, who face Argentina this week, as well as Chelsea, as evidenced by their poor defensive record recently.
The Blues’ number six has been out for four months after sustaining a hamstring injury in August during a 2-2 draw with Tottenham.
Because of the injury, Kante will miss the chance to help France become only the third team to retain the World Cup.
If everything goes well with the 31-year-recovery, old’s he should be back in action soon.