Transfer News LIVE: N’Golo Kante contract renewal talks continue despite top clubs interest
PSG are reportedly in talks to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, with Arsenal and Liverpool also believed to be chasing the out-of-contract France international.
According to 90min, the Ligue 1 giants are in constant dialogue with the two-time Premier League champion over a stunning swoop for the midfielder, though Chelsea remain confident that Kante will choose to sign a new contract at the club rather than join PSG.
Earning a reported £290,000-a-week, Kante is one of Chelsea’s best-paid players and one of the club’s biggest names, though the 31-year-old has spent the majority of this season on the sideline through injury, with the midfielder returning to action last week in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
Yet news of PSG still being in talks with Kante is a surprise, to say the least, and it could also be viewed as a potential blow for the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, who are reportedly both interested in signing the Chelsea superstar should he reject a new deal with the Blues.
Indeed, both Premier League sides are set to add to their midfield this summer, and with Kante one of the best in the game, even after his recent injury absence, PSG coming in at the final hour to sign the Frenchman would be a hammer blow for Arsenal and Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
Although staying at Chelsea remains the most likely outcome for Kante, there’s no denying that PSG’s interest poses a huge threat to the midfielder staying in England, especially given that the French club are likely to go big in the market once again this summer.
PSG signing Kante could make a lot of sense for all parties
Arsenal and Liverpool will be kicking themselves if they miss out on Kante, yet for the player himself, a return to his home country and signing for PSG could be a great move for the 31-year-old, especially with Chelsea in a state of transition under Graham Potter.
With the midfielder experiencing his first major injury in some time, playing in Ligue 1 could appeal to Kante given how often PSG dominate the division, with the France international likely to be treated well and cared for in the prime years of his career.