Chelsea have, according to The Times, offered midfielder and World Cup winner N’Golo Kante a new contract – in a deal that is worth £290,000-a-week, which in turn would make the Frenchman the club’s highest paid player in Chelsea history.
The report comes hot off the heels that Paris St-Germain are not yet done with pursuing the 27-year old N’Golo Kante – but the hope that the most lucratives Blues contract in history will be more than enough to make the midfielder feel untouchable in west London.
Interestingly the Times state that the deal on the table would be for five years, almost doubling Kante’s existing wages and taking him clear of current top earner Eden Hazard, who is currently on £220,000-a-week. Incredibly the contract would equate to around £15 million a-year, an eye watering figure that is a real statement of intent of how Chelsea view N’Golo Kante in the centre of the team.
At this point, the report does also add that despite interest from PSG, Kante has not asked to leave Stamford Bridge to return to France, and with the Blues in need of players with only 10 days left of the transfer window, it’s highly unlikely Kante will be let go at this point.
Kante’s stock is at its highest after an unforgettable summer and no doubt Maurizio Sarri will want to build his midfield around the 27-year old, having already added Jorginho to the mix.
N’Golo Kante arrived at Leicester City as a relative unknown in 2015, only to go on and win the Premier League with the Foxes, a move to the Blues followed and so did another Premier League title. Last season Kante won the FA Cup and entered legendary status in this summer by lifting the World Cup with France earlier in July.