Chelsea refuses to re-sign Kante with injury history expected to switch to rivals Tottenham

2022-10-08 11:44

Chelsea refuses to re-sign Kante with injury history expected to switch to rivals Tottenham

According to reports, due to the increasingly serious injury problems of 31-year-old midfielder N'Golo Kante, Premier League Chelsea will undoubtedly offer him another contract extension. It is expected that Kante will join Chelsea's two old rivals Totner on a free agent. Hotspur and Arsenal.

Since Kante moved to Chelsea from Leicester City for £29.2 million in 2016 and signed a 5-year contract, he has played 262 games and contributed 12 goals, helping the team win the Premier League title, football club and football club. Championship, UEFA Champion, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup. Kante also led Chelsea in the 2022-2021 Champions League final to score the winning goal in the Champions League final against Manchester City and won the UEFA Finals Player of the Year.

But the veteran has missed more than 40 games over the past two seasons due to injury. This season, Kante has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and has not played since August 14. He has only played two games for Chelsea. Although Kante has resumed intensive training and is approaching the stage of comeback, his injury problem has still become the biggest obstacle to renewing his contract with Chelsea.

According to the terms of his contract with Chelsea, Kante can earn up to 170,000 pounds a week from the team, but his attendance record of many missed games due to injury has made Chelsea unwilling to continue this unequal deal. With Kante's contract with Chelsea set to expire at the end of the season, the team has decided to drop the France international.

Kante will leave Chelsea as a free agent next summer once his contract ends. It is understood that during Kante’s seven seasons with Chelsea, French Paris Saint-Germain has expressed interest in introducing Kante several times, and is still interested in signing him.

Kante, however, is inclined to remain committed to the Premier League. It is reported that the agent has recommended him to Chelsea's two old rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. The French midfielder is expected to join as a free agent in January next summer.

However, according to sources, Kante is more likely to meet the former Chelsea boss and current Tottenham boss Antonio Conte in the summer.

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