Journalist Ben Jacobs shared on GiveMeSport that Chelsea wanted to keep N’Golo Kante in the summer of 2023 but failed.
The contract between N’Golo Kante and Chelsea expires in the summer of 2023, the Blues are very interested in keeping the player born in 1991. However, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed, Kante has agreed to join Al Ittihad, the defending champion. won the Saudi Pro League (Saudi Arabia league) on a free transfer from Chelsea.
Accordingly, the 2018 World Cup champion will sign a 2-year contract with the option to extend the contract. At Al Ittihad, Kante enjoys a salary of 100 million euros/year, including salary, bonus, image rights, advertising contracts, etc. More importantly, he also stands side by side with his former teammate in the French national team. Karim Benzema.
Sharing on the GiveMeSport page about Chelsea’s situation, journalist Ben Jacobs expressed: “Chelsea will be very disappointed to lose N’Golo Kante, they tried to convince him to extend his contract but failed.”
“They have been through many emotions, ups and downs, but now the chance to keep Kante is gone, and they accept that. Therefore, in the next transfer window, Chelsea will need more than one midfielder to fill his void.”
In addition to Kante, Chelsea are facing the possibility of losing more Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, or Mateo Kovacic in the midfield. Mount is negotiating with MU, while Kovacic could go to Man City.
New coach Pochettino is also looking for more options in midfield. Chelsea are said to be keen on Moises Caicedo, a Brighton player. However, the Blues will have to spend at least £ 75 million for this deal.