‘World-class’ Chelsea player now pushing to stay after offer to join Cristiano Ronaldo – journalist
The 31-year-old’s current contract expires at the end of this season, with him yet to agree on an extension to carry on his seven-year spell with the club.
His importance to the side is undoubted, however there were real questions over whether the club could defend the idea of tying him down to a multi-year deal.
Kante has not even been available for selection yet for Graham Potter, although the manager has previously described him as ‘world-class’.
With his injuries mounting over the last few years, it would be some risk to take for the new owners.
However, the player is reportedly actively looking to stay at Stamford Bridge, amid the latest offer for him to join Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League.
Kante wants to stay at Chelsea
Galetti said: “Kante – Al-Nassr have decided to drop out of the race for the player due to the complexity of the talks with his agent.
“As told, the midfielder’s priority is to stay at #Chelsea and renew his contract. “
This may come as some relief to Chelsea fans after the reported uncertainty over the future of Jorginho.
The Italy international also has a contract which is set to expire when the current season comes to an end.
There is far less optimism over whether he will resign, with it expected by many at the club that he is going to move back to the Serie A at the end of the season.
This hasn’t seemed to have an effect on his minutes on the pitch. Potter has been more than happy to continue using him despite the potential that he will no longer be there in a few months time.