Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante & Real Madrid
One of the transfer rumours which has been floated since Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid return is that the Spanish giants may try to sign Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.
Los Blancos are thought to be chasing a new midfield enforcer.
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Casemiro hasn’t performed to his highest levels this season at the Santiago Bernabeu.
At the same time it’s been well-documented this season that Kante has been shifted into a more forward position under Maurizio Sarri.
Could the World Cup winner head to Madrid to reassert his status as the best holding midfielder in the world?
Kante reacts to Real Madrid transfer rumours
On Sunday night, during an interview with RTL, the Real Madrid rumours were put to Kante.
In welcomed news for Chelsea fans, Kante distanced himself for suggestions he could leave west London for Spain:
I am at Chelsea and I still have aims here, what is said elsewhere is not important.
That is not important. I am at Chelsea and I am focused on that.
Kante’s contract situation at Chelsea
Chelsea are in a strong position when in comes to Kante.
Known as being one of the nicest guys in the game, Kante agreed a five year contract last November.
Kante became Chelsea’s top earner on 290,000 pounds a week in his new deal.
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I have chosen to join @chelseafc in 2016 as it has always been my priority. I want to thank the Management of the Club, the President and my agent for making this agreement possible. I am grateful to my teammates and to our amazing fans as the adventure continues. Common’ Chelsea!