Chelsea transfer news: N’Golo Kante future uncertain after Blues end two-year pursuit

N'Golo Kante, Chelsea, 2021/22

Chelsea accomplished the loan signing of Deni Zakaria from Juventus on transfer deadline working day. His arrival could be the starting of the end for N’Golo Kante at Stamford Bridge.

Kante is rightly a admirer favorite at Chelsea, the French Environment Cup winner interpreting his central midfield place in a way that couple in environment football can. “The Kante twins” aided the Blues to the Premier League title in 2017, and he was their Player of the Year that season.

But relentless pressing and humble really hard functioning has been changed by injuries repeatedly in the latest seasons, and the 31-calendar year-old is now on the sidelines for the up coming 4 months because of a pulled hamstring.

Chelsea very first scouted Zakaria when he was at Borussia Monchengladbach two a long time back, and have paid €3 million up front for Switzerland worldwide, with the option to make the loan long-lasting at the finish of the season for €33m.

Kante was linked with a shift to Paris Saint-Germain in the summertime transfer window, and it is a shift that could nonetheless transpire at the conclusion of the 2022/23 marketing campaign if Zakaria impresses.

How do Kante and Zakaria compare?

Kante still impresses when he plays, and averaged two blocks per 90 minutes as a go completion of 88 for each cent final season, but so far too did Zakaria, he had equivalent stats for Juve in Serie A.

They differ marginally positionally. Even though both are delighted to anchor the midfield, Kante also receives associated in the last 3rd, although Zakaria was even made use of at centre-back on occasion by Gladbach and then Juventus.

That versatility is a boon for Chelsea, who dropped Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christiansen on cost-free transfers at the finish of very last season and could wrestle at centre-back if a single of Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly or Wesley Fofana get injured.

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