Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham but it is actually Barcelona that the player wants to join. The French international wants to leave Chelsea after his contract expires. Barcelona wants N’Golo Kante on a free transfer after his contract with Chelsea runs out at the end of this season. Kante and Barcelona have been in contact for weeks. The Spanish team might hand over a pre-agreement contract to Kante this January. Both Tottenham and Arsenal will be disappointed with these claims.
Arsenal and Tottenham to miss out to Barcelona in signing N’Golo Kante
N’Golo Kante had garnered Arsenal and Tottenham’s attention for a transfer after his contract expires by the end of the season. Both Arsenal and Tottenham are huge in the Premier League but Barcelona are one of the biggest teams in the world. Barcelona have a far richer history and trophies than the North London teams. Chelsea midfielder Kante used to win major trophies with the Blues. Therefore he would wish to join such a team where he can continue doing so. Barcelona is looking to replace Sergio Busquets with N’Golo Kante. Though the French man is just 3 years younger than the Spanish player, so he won’t be a long-term solution for the club. The player earns about £300,000 at Chelsea, but the Catalan club would like to reduce that amount.
With the French international suffering from injuries in the past few seasons, his place in Chelsea have started to be less important. Barcelona are looking for a defensive midfielder, the French international is a player with great physical strength and experience. Though the 31-year-old player will not be a long-term solution for the Catalan club. Reports suggest that Barcelona could sign the player by January if he recovers by then. Kante picked up a hamstring injury, which ruled him out of the World Cup.
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