Chelsea transfer news: N’Golo Kante to overtake Eden Hazard if he STAYS at Stamford Bridge
Kante has been linked with a move away from Chelsea, with Paris Saint-Germain monitoring his situation.
The Frenchman – a World Cup winner – could fetch more in excess of £100million in the transfer window.
Maurizio Sarri is eager to hold talks with the midfield enforcer soon with the window closing on August 9.
And according to The Times, Kante has been offered a new mammoth deal to stay at Stamford Bridge.
The report says a five-year contract worth £15m a season has been proposed.
With supposedly a £290,000-a-week deal being tabled, it would see Kante overtake Hazard as the club’s best-paid player if he were to sign it.
At present, Hazard takes home £220,000 a week.
Kante has not handed in a transfer request and it is suggested the Blues will not allow him to move to France.
Chelsea are still looking to strike other deals before the window closes.
Talks remain ongoing for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani while a move for his team-mate Gonzalo Higuain is in the pipeline.