Chelsea star N’Golo Kante is reportedly considering a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to the Mirror, cited by Sports Mole.
The 28-year-old attracted interest from PSG last summer, however, the midfielder signed a new five-year contract to remain at Stamford Bridge last November.
Despite Kante signing a new deal, the French giants aren’t believed to have been put off and are preparing a fresh approach for the player in the summer.
The report claims that the Parisians have offered Kante a huge deal, which has left the midfielder tempted with a return to France.
However, with Kante signing a new deal last year, the Blues will likely demand a fee in the region of £100m for the two-time Premier League winner.
Chelsea will be sweating over Kante’s decision over a possible return to France, especially if the club doesn’t have their two-window transfer ban frozen this summer.
Why Chelsea need Kante to stay this summer
Looming transfer ban
With Chelsea looking like they won’t be able to bring in any players until next summer, the club needs the Frenchman to stay put in London for at least another season.
Premier League and European experience
Kante has plenty of Premier League and European experience, something which could be vital in terms of the Blues promoting their younger players into the first-team side next season.
As seen this season, Kante can play either as a preferred holding midfielder, or slightly further forward. The 28-year-old has scored a personal best five times under Maurizio Sarri.
The dynamic midfielder is extremely popular at Stamford Bridge, so selling the Frenchman could cause a huge backlash with supporters.