While Chelsea have had a tumultuous season, the club will be buoyed by the news that star player N’Golo Kante has publicly committed to staying at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future.
Kante, who arguably has been one of the best players for the Blues over the past two seasons, had been attracting a considerable amount of interest from other European giants, namely Paris Saint-Germain, in recent weeks.
The France international joined the Blues from Leicester City in a deal thought to be worth around £32 million in July 2016, after helping the Foxes lift an unlikely Premier League title, and has continued to be a standout in the English top flight.
Attracting interest from France
Those displays have not gone unnoticed, with the Parisians reportedly ready to step up their interest and attempt to bring him back to his homeland this summer, especially with Champions League football guaranteed. However, the midfielder has no intention of leaving his “home”.
“I am at home. It is my club, I am a Chelsea player,” he told the London Evening Standard.
“This is my second year at Chelsea. After what happened last season, it was a very good one for us because we got to celebrate winning the title.”
Kante is not concerned with how the Londoners are currently playing and is confident that Antonio Conte’s side will turn things around and qualify for the Champions League next season.
“In the second season, I have got to play in the Champions League and we are going again to finish in the top four,” he added.
“We will fight until the end to finish in the top four and to get in a Champions League position.”
Kante still has three years remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge and is fully focused on helping Chelsea to get to an FA Cup Final and win the tournament, having been beaten in the final last year.