N’Golo Kante joined the Blues in 2016 from Leicester City and since then the midfielder has been a key part of the Stamford Bridge outfit.
But now it looks like Real Madrid manager Zidane Zidane wants to sign the World Cup winner in the summer and are ready to make a move if they feel Chelsea will part ways with him.
Zizou though will not find it easy to sign the 29-year-old since Ligue 1 giants PSG are also in the hunt but given a choice between both the sides, Kante would logically prefer a move to the Bernabeu.
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Now with all this transfer buzz, the million-dollar question is whether Frank Lampard is willing to offload N’Golo Kante or not?
Well, if this question had been raised last season our answer would have been a simple no. But this year the player has not been at the top of his game, suffering from a series of injuries.
Up until now, the midfielder has played in only 18 Premier League games and that too not in his usual defensive screening role which is why some experts believe Chelsea will not hesitate to sell him off at the end of the season in case the right offer comes by despite them being perfectly happy with him.
Also, N’Golo Kante is right now 29 years old and Chelsea have a very stringent policy for players over thirty so if either Real Madrid or PSG push hard enough for a transfer, the Blues might very well budge and let him leave.
But having said this, TransferMarkt currently values Kante at €80 million and since the player still has two years left on his current deal, Chelsea might not be willing to accept anything less than €100 million.
So whichever club wants the services of the Frenchman they will have to be ready to push out a hefty amount of money.
UPDATE(20th April 2020):
The departure of N’Golo Kante would truly have been a massive blow for the Chelsea next season but it seems the player isn’t going anywhere – as per Le10 Sport.
The report claims there are two main reasons why the World Cup winner will not be heading out Stamford Bridge at the end of this season.
“Despite the great interest of PSG and other foreign cadors for N’Golo Kanté, the French midfielder does not plan to leave Chelsea at the end of the season,” as per the report.
“PSG faces two major difficulties in this matter. The first is the position of Chelsea who do not envisage a departure from their midfield and will not be a seller during the next transfer window. Furthermore, N’Golo Kanté does not want to leave either, and PSG will therefore have to make a reason in this matter.”