Report: Club reach out to Chelsea player who is ‘a joy to coach’, he's in the final year of his contract

Reports suggest that French champions PSG have reached out to Chelsea’s N’golo Kante over a potential free transfer.

According to 90min, representatives from the Ligue 1 side have been in contact with the player as his future remains extremely unclear.

The midfielder has no doubt been an essential player since joining the Blues, winning the league in his opening season and putting on some of his best performances on the road to winning the Champions League in 2021.

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Every manager who has been at the club during his tenure has only had good things to say about Kante, with Thomas Tuchel saying he is ‘a joy to coach.’

However, injuries have begun to plague the later stages of his time at Stamford Bridge, summed up well by the beginning of this campaign.

PSG want Kante

He picked up a hamstring injury in the second game of the season against Tottenham, and is yet to return to the squad since.

While injuries have certainly played their role, the club are still seemingly hopeful to tie down his future, although reports suggest that they have struggled to convince him to stay based on the terms currently offered to him.

This has seemingly alerted fellow big clubs, with 90min suggesting that PSG are sniffing around a deal.

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The French giants are no doubt hunting to add the Champions League to their trophy cabinet, with them likely to face little issue in retaining their league crown this season.

Chelsea should recognise that their midfield has been arguably their weakest area since Kante’s injury, and his importance when fit is second to none.

While injuries are no doubt something they’ll have to take into account, the club will struggle to sign anyone next summer who can replace the Frenchman’s impact in midfield.

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.