Kante unwilling to accept Chelsea contract offer. Here is why

N’Golo Kante
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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is unwilling to accept Chelsea’s new contract extension offer as he wants a longer deal with the club, according to The Athletic.

The new Chelsea ownership is offering a two-year contract to the French midfielder with an option to add another year but Kante wants a three-plus one-year’s contract which he had discussed with the previous ownership.

The new Chelsea ownership are keen on reaching an agreement with Kante over a new contract as his current contract expires in the summer of 2023.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has finally reached after he was sacked by the club last week.

He wrote on Twitter: “This is one of the most difficult statements I have ever had to write – and it is one which I hoped I would not need to do for many years. I am devastated that my time at Chelsea has come to an end.

“This is a club where I felt at home, both professionally and personally. Thank you so much to all the staff, the players and the supporters for making me feel very welcome from the start.

“The pride and joy I felt at helping the team to win the Champions League and the Club World Cup will stay with me forever.

“I am honoured to have been a part of this club’s history and the memories of the last 19 months will always have a special place in my heart.”