N’Golo Kante: Potter to thwart Juventus and PSG transfer hopes

N'Golo Kante, Chelsea, 2021/22

New Chelsea manager Graham Potter is eager to hold hold of N’Golo Kante, with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain circling all around the French midfielder.

Kante is in the last year of his contract and Juventus experienced formerly enquired about the 31-calendar year-outdated for the duration of Chelsea’s negotiations for Matthijs De Ligt during the summer season

However the Italian’s side’s desire was largely ‘superficial’ in accordance to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs and Juve manager Max Allegri was rumoured to want Kante’s teammate Jorginho.

Possible suitors have considering the fact that grow to be knowledgeable that Potter’s arrival may well outcome in Kante remaining at the club as he has normally been a enthusiast of Kante’s and is hoping to evaluate the predicament at the time the Frenchman is in shape.

Kante was thought to have been verbally offered a two-calendar year extension by Chelsea, with the option of a third 12 months, nonetheless he has reportedly turned down the deal after the prior regime experienced talked over a for a longer period agreement.

Chelsea signed Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer months on a a few-yr deal with the solution of a fourth and Kante is considered to want a similar deal, especially with each gamers currently being the exact same age.

Having said that, Chelsea are unwilling to meet up with his demands as they have worries over his physical fitness after he missed 36 league video games in the past three seasons thanks to personal injury.

The Blues are also hoping Kante – one particular of the optimum earners at the club – lowers his wage calls for and one particular of former manager Thomas Tuchel’s remaining functions was to question the midfielder to compromise over his wage.

Chelsea approaching midfield crossroads

With Jorginho also out of contract in the summer, Chelsea are desperate not to shed two of their most critical midfielders on a no cost, even though there is an acceptance that they need to reinforce regardless.

Chelsea signed youngster Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa in the summertime as properly as loanee Denis Zakaria but neither are gamers Potter is probable to depend on.

Youngster Conor Gallagher impressed out on loan at Crystal Palace final season but he has struggled for the duration of his appearances for Chelsea this season, meaning the club might be compelled to succumb to pricey and lengthy-expression extensions for Kante and Jorginho.

Both gamers have interest from a host of European sides and they will be absolutely free to negotiate pre-deal agreements with teams from January, signifying that Chelsea may possibly have to make a choice quickly.

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