N’GOLO KANTE has reportedly been offered a shock switch to Arsenal or Tottenham. The injury plagued midfielder has played just twice for Chelsea this season. Kante is out of contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
And the Blues have “absolutely no intention” of handing him a new deal, according to Foot Mercato. The 31-year-old’s injury record means Chelsea are reluctant to pin him down to an extension, with Kante earning a reported £170k-a-week on his current deal.
But the French World Cup winner is intent on staying in London. As a result, his agents are claimed to have offered him to both Arsenal AND Tottenham.
He is available for nothing at the end of the campaign, and free to begin talks with overseas clubs from January regarding a pre-contract agreement. But a move to one of Chelsea’s two biggest rivals is reported to be the only realistic option for Kante. A controversial transfer to Spurs would see him reunite with former Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte .
Paris Saint-Germain have tried to sign Kante multiple times during his seven-year spell with the Blues, and remain keen on a swoop for him. Kante though is not believed to be interested in a switch to the French champions.
He is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury an has not played since August 14. The midfielder is now back in full training and nearing a return, but his injury woes mean the Blue