Paris Saint-Germain is closely monitoring the contract status of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.
Kante has only one year left on his contract and it is unknown if the Blues will offer him an extension.
Coach Thomas Tuchel is keen on the Frenchman’s survival, but admitted that his age, injury history and wage requirements will be important factors.
PSG is monitoring this situation, according to The Times, which could result in a transfer showing in this window or the next.
Alternatively, he could wait for the Ligue 1 team to take him next summer for free.
Why Chelsea should sell N’Golo Kante
N’Golo Kante was one of Chelsea’s greatest deals ever, there’s no doubt about that.
Signed for £32m from title-winners Leicester City back in 2016, Kante immediately started running at Chelsea, winning the Premier League for the second consecutive season, while also winning the PFA title of the year, in his first campaign at Stamford Bridge.
Playing alongside Nemanja Matic under Antonio Conte, the Frenchman was enthusiastic in midfield, with his energy enabling the Blues to retake control frequently, allowing the likes of Eden Hazard and Pedro time on the ball to show their quality.
A consistent performer, Kante suffered a slight underperformance under Frank Lampard’s management, however, and his status as one of the Premier League’s best midfielders came into question.
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– PES (CFCPys) August 29, 2022
But Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at Chelsea brought Kante back to his best, winning man of the match awards in the Champions League semi-finals and final.
But the Frenchman made several lackluster performances in the 2021-22 Premier League season, in which Chelsea finished third.
Kante is now 31, and his body is clearly aging. While he can always be counted on for availability, despite his energy-packed style of play, Kante always seems to be plagued by injuries that keep him out for a month or so at a time.
His runner-up is Chelsea’s last chance to receive a transfer fee for the 2018 World Cup winner, as his contract expires in less than a year.
It is not known if PSG will be Kante’s next port of call, but one thing is certain – his time at Chelsea does not look like he will last much longer.