Juventus are preparing a deal for Chelsea superstar N’Golo Kante
If the French international does not sign an extension with the Blues by January, the Italian club can make a formal proposal to sign him for free next summer. A pre-contract agreement could then be a real possibility.
Juventus are experts at signing midfielders from all over Europe on a free transfer. Some of the big names such as Aaron Ramsey, Emre Can and more recently Paul Pogba.
As per an Italian source Calciomercato, the Turin-based club have scouted Kante a number of times. This was after the Frenchman was offered as a makeweight by Chelsea in a deal to sign Matthijs de Ligt.
The new regime at Stamford Bridge verbally offered the World Cup winner a contract extension of two years, with an option of a third. He rejected citing that the length of the contract should be longer.
From Chelsea’s viewpoint, Kante is 31 now and does miss a lot of games these days due to injuries. In the last 12-18 months, the Frenchman has struggled to string together a run of games without picking up any form of injury.
Maybe this is the time to let go of the player who has done so much for the club. He will always be a Chelsea legend having played key roles in the club winning the Premier League in 2017 and the Champions League in 2021.
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The former Leicester City superstar, a club where he made his name by helping them achieve a dream by doing the impossible that is winning the league in 2016, is a humble character. He would know why Chelsea are looking to plan beyond him for seasons to come. It should be a mutual separation, if it is to be!