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Real Madrid and Juventus set for battle to sign Chelsea star Kante

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European giants Real Madrid and Juventus could be set to go head-to-head to sign Chelsea midfield lynchpin N’Golo Kante, according to reports.

Kante, who scored in Chelsea’s 1-4 win at Southampton yesterday [October 6], has established himself as one of the finest defensive midfielders in the world in recent seasons. He has won the Premier League title with Leicester City and Chelsea.

Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly interested as they see him as an upgrade on current starter Casemiro, according to the Daily Mail.

The Mail adds that bidding for 28-year-old Kante could start at £70 million.

Kante was reportedly unhappy being played out of position last season under Maurizio Sarri. However, since Frank Lampard has taken over he has been restored to his favoured defensive position.

The French international could be tempted by a move to Champions League challengers such as Juventus and Real Madrid, where several of his countrymen play.

However, whether Chelsea would be willing to sell is another matter. Jorginho plays in the same position but the club are under a transfer ban and presumably would be loathe to let more players go.

Paris St-Germain plan swoop for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante 

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French champions Paris St-Germain are considering bidding for Chelsea star N’Golo Kante in the summer, according to reports. 

Kante has not been played in his favoured position in front of the defence this season by Blues manager Maurizio Sarri, often playing further forward. As a result, critics have said he is less effective and the player is thought to want to go back to his usual spot.

It is also though Kante and Sarri don’t have the most harmonious relationship.

With this in mind, PSG are monitoring his situation, with a view to making a bid in the summer, according to Le 10Sport in France.

PSG are in the market for a defensive midfielder with Adrien Rabiot running his contract down and certain to leave on a free in the summer. Two-time Premier League winner and World Cup summer Kante would fit the bill perfectly.

However, Chelsea would be reluctant to sell and would demand top dollar for their man, especially as his penned a new contract last year that ties him to the club until 2023.

Of course, this wouldn’t be a problem for PSG. But, at 27, Kante is at the peak of his powers and in the current transfer market he could be worth £75 million.

Paris St-Germain target £100 million N’Golo Kante transfer

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French champions Paris St-Germain have set their sights on signing Chelsea linchpin N’Golo Kante this summer, but the Stamford Bridge outfit want £100 million for him.

Kante has won the Premier League title with Leicester City and Chelsea in recent seasons and is one of the most highly-rated defensive midfielders in the division.

PSG have been linked with Kante in the past, but now they seem to be firming up their interest, according to Goal.com. The news outlet also say they could offer the France international a contract worth £220,000 per week – a £100,000 increase on his current wage.

Goal.com also speculate that PSG could be willing to offer fellow French international Adrien Rabiot in part exchange for Kante.

The Blues may be willing to consider a deal, as they have shown an interest in 21-year-old Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who could be seen as a replacement for Kante. That said, Chelsea will be loathe to lose one of their stars as they look to rebuild their squad to mount a title challenge again next season and could open up new contract talks with him to try and persuade him to remain in west London.

However, any potential deal would have to wait until the player returns from World Cup duty in Russia later this month.

PSG line up bid for Chelsea star N’Golo Kante

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French champions Paris St-Germain are considering bidding for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante this summer, with reports that the club have already met with his representatives.

French publication Paris United have reported that a meeting has took place and that Kante is a target for incoming PSG boss Tomas Tuchel.

Kante has been a lynchpin in two Premier League winning teams, first for Leicester City in 2016, then the following season for Chelsea after a £35 million move to the club.

It’s though PSG want more competition for Casimero in the ‘destroyer’ role in the heart of midfield – something Kante is acknowledged as one of the world’s best at.

An added layer of intrigue is that Kante moves agent in December, so his current one will want to conclude a deal this summer.

PSG can offer Champions League football, which Chelsea cannot having finished 5th in the Premier League last season. Also, the continued speculation over Blues manager Antonio Conte’s future may also be a factor in whether Kante leaves.

If he were to go, Chelsea would be looking to double the £35 million they paid for him. He is at the peak of his career and still have some time left on his contract. However, that fee would not pose a problem for minted PSG.

Kylian Mbappe urges PSG to sign Chelsea star

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Paris St-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has spoken about the one player he thinks the club should sign this summer – but Chelsea fans won’t be happy with his choice.

Mbappe wants his PSG bosses to go for Chelsea holding midfielder – and France team-mate N’Golo Kante.

Speaking to beIn Sports on who PSG should sign, Mbappe said: “Kante, according to our needs and the quality of the player.

“I think he’s a player that would suit our team perfectly. He is French, brig back a Frenchman for he attractiveness of our championship, it would be good.

“I think all the French like N’Golo Kante and it would be a pleasure to have him in our league.”

Kante has been a stellar success in England, playing a crucial role in both Leicester City and Chelsea’s runs to the Premier League title in recent seasons.

However, with Chelsea looking likely to miss out on Champions League qualification this season, Kante could be open to a move.

That said, Chelsea would be reluctant to sell and would want top dollar if they were to – somewhere north of £50 million – although that would be no problem for PSG.

However, whether PSG’s management agree with Mbappe remains to be seen, so Chelsea fans can rest easy – for now.