Ngolo Kante is Almost in Agreement with Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad on a two-year deal worth £172Million.
On Tuesday evening, June 6, a delegation from the Middle East club arrived in London to finalize the terms of the annual deal worth around £86 million.
Ngolo Kante is Close to Agreeing Terms With Saudi Arabian Team
The 32-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of this month and has been offered a contract extension through 2025. The transaction is worth £172MILLION.
Kante had been in talks with Chelsea about a new contract, but talks became stalled after March.
Chelsea wants a younger squad and is in talks with Brighton about signing Moises Caicedo for £80 million.
Mail Sport previously reported that talks between Al-Ittihad and Kante’s camp began several days ago, with the goal of reaching an agreement as soon as possible.
Kante joined the Blues in 2016, winning back-to-back Premier League titles with Chelsea and Leicester City in 2015 – 2016
His Status in Mauricio Pochettino’s Plans for Next Season is Unknown
Despite being highly regarded in the sport, it remains uncertain whether he will be part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans for the upcoming season.
The club has made significant investments in recent transfer windows, amounting to almost £600 million since Todd Boehly took over last summer. As a result, the squad is now overcrowded with approximately 30 players.
Consequently, several current stars, such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Cesar Azpilicueta, are expected to depart from the team.
If Kante were to leave, the Blues would have a limited number of players capable of fulfilling a defensive midfield role, and there have been rumors linking Kovacic to a potential move to Manchester City, who are competing for a treble.
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