Kante joined Chelsea from Leicester City in 2016 after helping the Foxes win their only Premier League title.
The Frenchman went on to have an excellent career with the Blues. During his time with Chelsea he won the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup.
However, the 32-year-old’s career has been hampered by injury issues and after playing just two league games last season, Kante has left Chelsea on a free transfer after the expiration of his contract.
The midfielder is set to join Saudi Professional League side Al-Ittihad at the end of June.
On Kante’s exit, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said: “N’Golo’s impact and influence during his time at Chelsea cannot be overstated. His tireless performances in midfield contributed to several trophy wins and has guaranteed him a place in the club’s history. We wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter in his career.”
Whilst Chelsea did not secure a transfer sum from Kante’s departure, they will save a lot of money on wages.
The exact salary of a footballer is hard to find, but sources have claimed Kante was on £290,000-a-week at Chelsea, which works out at just over £15m a year.