N'Golo Kante Offered Mammoth New Deal by Chelsea

Tanya Simon
August 4, 2018

Kante has cemented himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in world football after three hugely impressive seasons in the Premier League, first with Leicester City and then with Chelsea. In addition to that, his performance in the World Cup has also grabbed attention.

Chelsea have reportedly offered N'Golo Kante a new five-year contract worth close to £290,000 a week.

Despite the admiring glances from elsewhere, Goal understands Kante remains happy at Chelsea and the club's failure to qualify for the Champions League has not prompted him to consider his future.

United have quickly moved through their transfer targets with it initially being reported Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld was their top priority.

He continued: 'Is the transfer market closed for signing more players?

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The France global left the Red Devils US preseason camp a week ago to witness the birth of his second child, named Swan. That they began the 2016-17 season with three straight Premier League wins had always been forgotten.

As well as the 27-year-old, Chelsea have deals on the table for both Hazard, with a £300,000-a-week offer that would eclipse Kante's proposed new deal, and Real Madrid-linked Thibaut Courtois.

Although wage information is not made public in football (unlike in most other professional sports ), we have it on good authority that Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas are now Chelsea's two highest paid players, with both around £200,000 per week.

Chelsea have not given up hope of signing Gonzalo Higuain despite interest from AC Milan, the Daily Mirror reports.

Although, the Blues have offered the World Cup victor a contract remain at Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2018/2019 term. Now the FA Cup winners are apparently ready to let him join the Champions league victor however they are keen to buy a replacement first.

Rojo has been a part of the United team for four years but Jose Mourinho is willing to let go of the defender for the right price.

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