Chelsea officials deny a rift has emerged between manager Frank Lampard and midfielder N’Golo Kante.
According to Le Parisien, Kante was furious when Lampard refused to let him skip training to attend a friend’s wedding before the international break.
It was also reported Kante is dreaming of a move to Real Madrid and his team want to secure a Chelsea exit within the next year.
Yet a Chelsea spokesperson told the Daily Mail that the story was ‘total nonsense’.
Rumours of a bust-up with Lampard came as a huge surprise considering the pair came into the season on good terms.
It was only in May that the Chelsea boss allowed Kante to miss training for however long was necessary due to the midfielder’s concerns about coronavirus.