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.
With no deal set in place, Kante could begin to talk to other clubs from January.
Journalist Pete O’Rourke has warned that Kante won’t be short of options, and that the new owners have a big decision to take over Kante.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said: “Chelsea, like a lot of the big clubs, aren’t that keen on giving players over the age of 30 long-term contracts, so there’s a big decision to be made by Chelsea in regards to Kante’s contract.
“And if he does turn it down and seeks a move away, I’m sure there’ll be no shortage of takers for the Frenchman.”
On his day, Kante is unstoppable. However, the 31-year-old has become injury prone at Chelsea over the last two years. Now in his 30s, a long-term contract could be a risky situation for the new owners.