According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, World Cup and Champions League winner N’Golo Kante is keen on extending his stay at Chelsea despite interest from Barcelona and Saudi Arabia club Al-Nassr.
Kante has been a key player for the Blues since joining the club from Leicester City but has struggled with injuries in recent seasons.
Kante’s Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season and while it was previously feared the midfielder will leave Stamford Bridge as a free agent, Romano insists things are different now than when initial talks took place a few months ago.
“N’Golo Kante’s priority has always been Chelsea and the Premier League. Kante is now in talks with Chelsea on different terms, this is why the situation is now open again,” Romano told CaughtOffside.
“A few months ago it looked really complicated, but the situation is different now. Barcelona and Al Nassr have never reached any agreement with Kante, just normal interest but it’s now an open situation.”
Despite being close to completing a deal for Benfica midfielder and Argentina World Cup star Enzo Fernandez, Chelsea remain keen on keeping the experienced Kante.