‘World-class’ Chelsea player now pushing to stay after offer to join Cristiano Ronaldo – journalist

Journalist Rudy Galetti has claimed that N’golo Kante prefers the idea of staying at Chelsea than joining up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr.

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.

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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.

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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.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released