Report: 31-year-old Chelsea player reluctant to sign new contract now wanted by Serie A giants

Reports suggest that Juventus are monitoring N’golo Kante’s situation at Chelsea in an attempt to strengthen their midfield.

According to Tutto Juve, the Old Lady head up a list of three Serie A teams interested in bringing the Frenchman in should he not remain at Chelsea beyond this season.

Kante’s contract situation is something the new owners at the club would be wise to sort very soon, and the signs have suggested that they are looking to do so.

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However, their current efforts have so far been failures, with the 31-year-old currently unable to accept the latest offer from Todd Boehly to keep him at Stamford Bridge.

With the obvious quality that Kante has, it is no surprise that a number of clubs have seemingly registered interest in bringing him in if the situation arises.

PSG are one of the clubs who have reportedly reached out to the player, with the longer he doesn’t sign a new deal opening up more speculation over his future.

Juventus want Kante

Tutto Juve have claimed that Serie A sides are also interested in forging a deal, with Juventus leading the pursuit.

The Turin side are notably good at picking up free agents, with them picking up Paul Pogba for the second time over the summer.

However, Kante’s international teammate has had his return to the club stunted by an injury, which has left him unable to make his professional debut.

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With Jorginho’s future also uncertain, the Blues would be making a massive mistake by not keeping hold of Kante, with his importance on show in the brief time he has been fit this season.

The Frenchman was enjoying another all-time performance in the second game of the season against Tottenham, before an injury put his season on halt.

With him set to return in October, the Blues owners should be given more first-hand viewings of the quality Kante possesses.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.