N’Golo Kante being monitored by PSG over blockbuster transfer with Chelsea star’s future plunged into doubt
N’GOLO KANTE is reportedly being monitored by PSG over a sensational transfer with the Chelsea’s man future plunged in doubt.
The all-action midfielder has been one of the club’s most important players since his arrival in 2016 but in recent months has been plagued with injury issues.
Kante has only a year remaining on his deal and recent comments by his boss Thomas Tuchel suggests his long-term future at Stamford Bridge is far from secure.
The Times reports that PSG have renewed their interest in the Frenchman, having previously wanted him in 2018.
But on that occasion he opted to sign a five-year deal at Chelsea to extend his stay at the club.
With his deal running down, Kante could theoretically begin speaking to clubs abroad in January in a bid to make a free move next summer.
The situation is urgent for Chelsea who have long regarded the 31-year-old as one of the jewels in the crown at the club.
Tuchel once hailed him as the Blues’ equivalent to Kylian Mbappe at PSG or Mohamed Salah at Liverpool, and is believed to be keen on his contract being extended.
But his fitness issues have limited his availability, with Kante missing the game against his former club Leicester on Saturday.
It is the 40th match he has missed for Chelsea since the beginning of 2020.
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Tuchel has acknowledged the issues recently as well.
He said: “You cannot [disregard Kanté’s injury record].
“You have to consider everything that is on the table, and on the table is his potential, on the table is his influence, and his quality.
“But on the table of course is his age, his salary and his injury rate, of course. Of course. From there you build a whole picture and try to find a solution.”
PSG have been busy rearranging their midfield this window, with talents such as Ander Herrera and Georginio Wijnaldum moving out on loan.
There is also much speculation that Idrissa Gueye could make a return to Everton.
Meanwhile Chelsea are also likely to be busy in the final days of the window, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Frenkie de Jong and Anthony Gordon still on their radar.
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