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Kante Signs New Chelsea Deal
The France international has committed to the Blues for the next five years, having been a revelation at Stamford Bridge since his move to the club from Leicester City in 2016.
Goal understands that Kante’s new deal includes a weekly wage of £290,000, with the Blues keen to ward off potential suitors in the midfielder.
His consistency and influence has seen a host of clubs show an interest in him, most notably Paris Saint-Germain, but Kante has little interest in moving back to the city where he grew up.
“I’m happy to extend my time with Chelsea, it has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come,” he told the club’s official website.
“Since I came, I completely improved as a player, challenged myself and got some awards I never thought about.
“I like the city, I like the club and I am happy to be here for more time.”
The 27-year-old has made over 100 appearances for the club, and has also won several individual awards, becoming Chelsea Players’ Player of the Year in 2016-17 and Chelsea’s Player of the Year in 2017-18. He was also Premier League Player of the Year in 2016-17.
A member of France’s World Cup-winning squad, too, he played every game as Les Bleus were victorious in Russia.
Marina Granovskaia, Chelsea’s Club Director, added: “We are delighted N’Golo has signed a new contract and sees his long-term future with Chelsea. When he arrived, we knew we had signed a special player but he has astounded everybody with his tireless and unselfish displays.
“Off the pitch, he remains a dedicated professional and a humble human being despite the fact he is a world champion and a two-time Premier League winner.
“We now look forward to five more years with N’Golo at the heart of the Chelsea midfield.”