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Chelsea set to reward ‘happy’ N’Golo Kanté with new contract — report

If N’Golo’s happy, we’re all happy!

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There has been talk about N’Golo Kanté getting a new contract for quite some time now, and Fabrizio Romano has once again reiterated those claims. According to the Italian transfer oracle, Chelsea will open contract discussions with Kanté in the next few months, with his current deal running through 2023. There is no rush to a new deal however due to the excellent relationship between the club’s hierarchy and the 2021 Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year hopeful, with there being a great deal of optimism over an agreement being reached.

The club are very happy with Kanté (because why wouldn’t they be!) and want to reward the loyalty that he has exhibited through the years, with the midfielder choosing to stay at Chelsea last summer despite significant interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

Regarding the contract, the Blues have traditionally restricted themselves to handing out one- or in rare occasions, two-year contracts to veterans over the age of 30. In the case of Kanté, it would not be a surprise if we decide to make an exception to this rule.

Kanté himself has spoken of his desire to continue on the blue side of London right after our Champions League win, and there is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t hold on to the twins for many more years.

Get it done!

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