N’Golo Kanté is one of five players on the team whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season, but his situation is perhaps the most perplexing right now. Kante has reportedly turned down Chelsea‘s new offer for a new contract to see two Premier League clubs sign the midfielder next summer. According to the report, N’Golo Kante turned down a verbal request for a new contract with Chelsea that contained shorter terms than those discussed by Chelsea’s previous owner. N’Golo Kante is reportedly not accepting Chelsea’s recent proposal to keep the French midfielder at Stamford Bridge after the end of his current contract. N’Golo Kante’s contract negotiations with Chelsea have reportedly stalled, leading to N’Golo Kante becoming a free agent next summer.
Athletic reports that more clubs, including two from the Premier League, would be interested in signing Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante if he terminates the new contract. He will likely leave Chelsea at the end of the season. In fact, according to Sport, Chelsea’s new priorities have verbally offered N’Golo Kante a two-year extension, with the option of a further third-year extension in August. The Frenchman had reached talks to extend his current contract last year, with former owner Abramovich ready to offer him a three-year extension with the option for another. Still, the sanctions imposed by the UK Government prevented that from happening. Chelsea midfielder Kante could leave the Blues on a free transfer next summer if Chelsea doesn’t improve their conditions. Chelsea’s new owners have shown a willingness to make big decisions following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel following a 1-0 Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb and are now ready for another as negotiations with N’Golo Kante continue.
Kante’s injury issues have become a problem, according to Thomas Tuchel, who was fired as head coach last week. He has had niggles since the start of the 2019-20 season, with 18 different issues having him miss time. Kante missed 16 games last season due to groin, knee, and two other coronavirus infections. He could not travel with the team on its preseason trip to the United States because he lacked a vaccination. Due to a muscle injury, he was forced off late in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on August 14. Of course, the player’s age, income, and injury rate must all be considered when devising a solution. Tuchel stated that the midfielder’s frequent absences hampered their efforts to win the Premier League title.