The Frenchman N’Golo Kante rejected Chelsea’s new contract proposal because he was dissatisfied with the length of the term being offered.
In addition to representing France at the international level, N’Golo Kanté plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. Known for his strong dedication and defensive prowess, Kanté is frequently cited as one of the best midfielders in the world.
The French midfielder has established himself as one of the greatest in England since joining Leicester in 2015. After he assisted the Foxes in their league-winning season, the Blues enlisted him to join them at Stamford Bridge.
Since then, the midfielder has contributed significantly to Chelsea’s achievements in the Premier League, Europa League, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FA Cup. However, Kante has turned down Chelsea’s offer for a new deal, as his current contract would have expired in 2023.
The Frenchman’s contract expires the next season when negotiations with the Blues fell through.
Before Kante left, Thomas Tuchel was frank about the situation and suggested that due to the Frenchman’s injury issues, any contract extension would have to be a compromise.
Despite being injured frequently over the past two years, Kante is still the club’s highest-paid player.
The club is only willing to give the former Leicester City player a two-year initial contract with the possibility of an additional 12-month extension because he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Despite being the same age as Kante, the Blues gave Kalidou Koulibaly a four-year contract last month.
Even though he is two years older than Kante, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang received a three-year contract as well.
Therefore, it appears that Kante has turned down the club’s offer and is holding out for a longer contract, according to reports.
With Kante free to speak to other clubs beginning January 1, two Premier League teams are showing interest in the midfielder.
On January 1st, Kante can sign a pre-contract agreement with other clubs; English teams would have to wait.