Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has dropped a more hint on his future amid rumors linking him to a possible move to Manchester United. Speaking on Sky Sports Kante claims he is more focused on Chelsea’s remaining two games in the Premier League.
The French international returned from injury against Liverpool in the FA Cup final defeat. the 31 years old midfielder has one year left on his Chelsea contract and the signing of a new contract by N’Golo Kante should be a priority for Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly.
Reports emerging last from the newspapers suggest that Manchester United’s new manager Erik Ten Hag wants to make the French international his first signing as United’s new manager. looking at his age and the number of years left on his contract Manchester United can get the French midfielder at a bargain price.
Manchester United is set to be without ‘Big names’ like Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, and Jesse Lingard. the onus now fall on Erik Ten Hag to replace these midfielders and strengthen the United squad for next season.
Several top midfielders have been linked to a possible move to Manchester United. The likes of Declan Rice, Frenkie De Jong and Aurélien Djani Tchouaméni. N’Golo Kante is the latest player to be linked to Manchester United. reports claim that N’Golo Kante’s transfer is a special request by Erik Ten Hag.
Kante joined Chelsea in 2016 from Premier Champions Leicester City for £32 million.
The French international has won the Champions League, Premier League, and the FIFA Club World Cup with Chelsea.
He was named Premier League player of the year in the 2016/2017 season. N’Golo has made 258 appearances for Chelsea.
What was said?
In an interview with Skysports Kante said: “The only sure thing is that I have one more year on my contract. It’s not my concern.
“The only thing [on my mind] is to finish the season well. I’ll think about it at the right time but I just want to finish the season as best as possible.’’
N’Golo Kante also shared his thoughts on Chelsea’s takeover process and how it has negatively affected the team on and off the pitch.
He added:” For me, it was not tough because it happened so quickly.
“It just happened and the club has to be sold.
“For us, we were just training and preparing for the games. For sure it was a concern but we kept our focus on the pitch as much as we could. We will try our best and now we have to finish the season in the best way possible.’
Finally, with one year left on N’Golo Kante’s contract, if the French international decides not to renew his contract with the Blues it will be prudent for Chelsea to cash in on 31 years old.
Thomas Tuchel has already hinted that he wants Conor Gallagher to be an integral part of the Chelsea squad next season. The Chelsea academy graduate has shown this season that he is ready to take his place at Chelsea next season.
The England international can replace N’Golo Kante if he decides to join Manchester United this summer.