14 Jan, 11:30
Paris Saint Germain are ready to test Chelsea’s resolve with an approach for N'Golo Kante.
The 26-year-old impressed both fans and pundits as Chelsea stormed to Premier League success last season. The ‘Icing on the cake’ came when the French international clinched both the PFA (Professional Footballers Association) and FWA (Football Writers’ Association) Player of the Year Awards. His performances have certainly not gone unnoticed – and it was only a matter of time before another club showed a serious interest. The West London club now faces a battle to hold onto their prized asset.
The cash-rich Parisians have shown no intention of stopping their ‘splash the cash’ attitude as they aim for Champions League success. PSG are likely to wait until the summer to make a move. The Ligue 1 leaders will see Kante as a replacement for the outgoing Thiago Motta. Kante burst onto the scene by being part of Leicester City’s surprise Premier League winning team in 2015.
Signed from Caen for a bargain £5.6m, the Frenchman was an integral part of the foxes triumphant campaign. His rise to fame has continued as he tasted back-to-back Premier League title success, after joining Chelsea for a fee of £32m.
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