French World Cup-winning midfielder N’Golo Kante is all set to pen a new two-year deal with Chelsea.
According to Calciomercato, Chelsea are all set to pen a new deal with N’Golo Kante. The Blues have been in talks with the French World Cup winner over a new deal for a while. And, finally, they are on course to sign a new contract with the 31-year-old.
Kante’s current contract ends in the summer, which means he was all set to be a free agent in a few months’ time. And, a lot of clubs across Europe were keen on having his services. However, the latest reports suggest that a new deal is on its way for the French midfielder.
The 31-year-old helped Leicester City win the Premier League in what was a historic season. After his triumph with the Foxes, Chelsea signed the France international in the summer of 2016. Kante has gone from strength to strength since joining the Blues.
He has featured in over 250 matches for the west London club and has 28 goal contributions to his name. Meanwhile, the 31-year-old has had a great time at Stamford Bridge, he was part of their UEFA Champions League triumph a few seasons back.
However, the ongoing season has been quite rough for the World Cup winner. He has made a total of two appearances in the entire season. The 31-year-old World Cup winner has had multiple injury issues, and it has cost him almost an entire season.
But, it seems he is close to match fitness and will soon make a return to the squad. His contract was about to end in a few months’ time and there were doubts about a potential renewal for different reasons. Kante’s injury problems were a concern for the club, whereas the player’s representative were not ready to expect a short-term contract.
However, as per the latest reports, Kante and Chelsea have reached an agreement. The 31-year-old is all set to pen a new two-year deal. Reports suggest that it will be a two-plus-one deal. The club will have the option to extend his stay by 12 months. The above-mentioned contract will see the France international extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, there were a lot of clubs who were keen on signing the French defensive midfielder. Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona were all keeping tabs on the 31-year-old. They were keen on pushing for him in the summer when he becomes a free agent. But, they will now have to look for alternatives.
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