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Chelsea transfer news: Midfield star N’Golo Kante wanted by PSG next summer in a £90m move

France international's stock rose yet again on Monday when he was nominated on the shortlist to win the Ballon d'Or

PSG are ready to open the cheque book yet again in an attempt to land Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, according to reports in France.

The big spending French side are plotting a £90million bid for the midfield enforcer next summer.

Midfield star N’Golo Kante is wanted by PSG in a £90million move next summer

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Midfield star N’Golo Kante is wanted by PSG in a £90million move next summer

They are already likely to make the loan move of Kylian Mbappe a permanent one with the teenage sensation set to cost around £150m.


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But PSG want a tough tackling midfielder amongst their ranks with 35-year-old Thiago Motta braced to leave and Marco Verratti still on Barcelona’s wishlist.

Kante, who joined Chelsea in a £30m deal from Leicester in 2016, has a contract at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2021.

It means the Blues hold all the cards and knowing the wealth that PSG boast, can demand a huge price-tag if they are tempted to cash in.


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The midfielder is regarded as one of the best box-to-box players in the world

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The midfielder is regarded as one of the best box-to-box players in the world

Mbappe scored as PSG beat Bordeaux 6-2

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PSG are already set to spend huge on Mbappe after spending a world record fee on Neymar

Publication Le Parisien claim that Kante is just one of the players on their radar as they draw up recruitment plans for next season.


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He has emerged as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in world football following his dramatic title win with Leicester.

The 26-year-old then became the first outfield player since Eric Cantona to win back-to-back top-flight titles with two different clubs a year later.

Meanwhile Chelsea are sweating on the fitness on Kante and expect him to be ruled out of the trip to strugglers Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Chelsea are currently sweating on the fitness of N’Golo Kante

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Chelsea are currently sweating on the fitness of N’Golo Kante

N'Golo Kante held the back of his leg as he left the pitch injured

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N’Golo Kante held the back of his leg as he left the pitch injured

The player limped off the field clutching his hamstring during France’s World Cup qualifying win in Bulgaria on Saturday.

He will return to the club’s Cobham training ground this week to assess the severity of the injury.

Kante’s stock continued to rise on Monday when he was nominated on the 30-man shortlist to win the Ballon d’Or.