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Romano shares optimistic Chelsea talks over Kante contract

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Chelsea have now held optimistic talks with N’Golo Kante over a possible new deal to maintain the French midfielder at Stamford Bridge.

What’s the newest?

Kante’s future in London has come below severe scrutiny of late with the 31-year-old’s contract at Chelsea now set to run out on the finish of the present marketing campaign. There have been even stories claiming the French worldwide might stroll away from the Blues with an settlement unable to be discovered.

Nonetheless, Fabrizio Romano has now urged Chelsea have held contemporary talks with the midfielder which might see him put pen to paper on a brand new deal to maintain him taking part in below Graham Potter:

“It’s necessary to say additionally what occurs about Chelsea’s state of affairs with N’Golo Kante.

“Now the main focus is on getting back from his harm however the final conversations along with his brokers have been optimistic. Optimistic conversations as a result of Kante is ready to simply accept completely different sorts of phrases to remain at Chelsea.

“So just a few months in the past, it was actually difficult and the sensation was for Kante to depart Chelsea on a free. Now it’s a 50/50 between Kante and Chelsea there are probabilities for him to remain there are probabilities for him to depart.”

Does Kante deserve a brand new deal?




Forward of the January window and even the summer time market, the Blues have already been linked with a number of names which might probably be a long-term substitute for the Frenchman at Stamford Bridge.

The likes of Enzo Fernandez, Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice are all names who’re believed to be on Todd Boehly’s radar with the way forward for Kante nonetheless unsure as he enters the ultimate months of his deal in west London.

Optimism on the Bridge

It has been a testing marketing campaign for Kante whose recreation time within the beginning XI has taken a significant blow attributable to a hamstring harm which he picked up again in August in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur.

The harm has seen the Frenchman miss each single recreation since then with simply 175 minutes of motion below his belt for the whole thing of the 2022/23 marketing campaign.

Nonetheless, even final season, the midfielder noticed his recreation time hindered by a hamstring harm with 26 appearances to his title throughout the Premier League marketing campaign.

With this in thoughts, might the likes of Rice or Fernandez present Potter with an improve on the World Cup-winning midfielder within the coming switch home windows?

Evaluating Kante’s 2021/22 marketing campaign with Fernandez and Rice’s present marketing campaign, the Frenchman nonetheless offers probably the most tackles per 90 minutes (by way of FBref).

However when it comes to passes accomplished, the Argentine stays head and shoulders above the Premier League duo with greater than 40 further passes tried than Rice and Kante (by way of FBref).

Regardless of Kante nonetheless holding his personal among the many promising midfield duo, his harm document of late needs to be a priority for these at Stamford Bridge because the Blues sat slumped down in eighth spot of the Premier League following Sunday’s draw at Nottingham Forest.

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