Chelsea deal for £30m star now ‘Pochettino’s dream’ at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s first piece of business under Mauricio Pochettino should be to extend the contract of a £290,000-per-week earner at Stamford Bridge.
According to journalist Paul Brown, Chelsea’s first piece of business under Mauricio Pochettino should be locking N’Golo Kante down to a new deal at Stamford Bridge.
The current £290,000-per-week contract of the Blues star expires this summer.
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N’Golo Kante’s Chelsea contract news
Kante recently stated in an interview with Sky Sports that he will sign a new deal with Chelsea and would like to be a part of an “exciting project” at the club.
The midfielder has struggled with injury this season, having fought for fitness after suffering a hamstring injury in the Blues’ second Premier League encounter, which necessitated surgery.
However, the 32-year-old is now likely to sign a contract extension until the summer of 2025, ensuring his future at Stamford Bridge for at least the next two seasons.
When asked if he’d be willing to sign a new contract with Chelsea, Kante told Sky Sports (via MailOnline): “Of course.” It’s a fun project for the group.”Unfortunately, this season has not lived up to Chelsea’s expectations. But everyone wants to pursue this route, the path of success and title-winning.”
According to journalist Dean Jones, Kante is determined to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this season.
Brown believes that Pochettino’s “dream signing” would be to extend the contract of the £30 million star upon his arrival in west London.
What did Jones have to say about Chelsea and Kante?
“I think his dream signing would be to get N’Golo Kante signed up to a longer-term deal,” Brown told GIVEMESPORT. Kante has missed a lot of games in recent years, but he is still a fantastic player. Pochettino has always admired him and wants him to stay at the club as long as possible. So, I believe that should be Chelsea’s first transaction.”
What will happen next for Chelsea and Kante?
With Chelsea unable to clinch European football at Stamford Bridge and having been eliminated from all cup competitions, interim head coach Frank Lampard will attempt to take the Blues to a successful conclusion to a turbulent season.
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Meanwhile, Kante will be hoping for more starts for the Blues as he works to improve his match sharpness ahead of pre-season.
The 53-cap France international has had a difficult season due to injury but has come out on top.
And the two-time Premier League champion can now look forward to a bright future with the Blues and Pochettino, which begins this summer.