Chelsea FC star N’Golo Kante has completed a medical in London ahead of his expected move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.
Chelsea player N’Golo Kante has undergone a medical in London ahead of his likely move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad.
Chelsea player N’Golo Kante had been in talks with the Blues about a new contract, but talks broke down in March, meaning he will depart the club when his contract expires at the end of the month.
The French international completed a medical in London and has reached an agreement with the Saudi side on personal terms.
Kante is expected to join Karim Benzema, who was revealed by Al-Ittihad on Tuesday evening after signing a three-year contract worth roughly £258 million with the Saudi champions after leaving Real Madrid.
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The majority of the contract has been signed, but certain last documentation must be finalized before the agreement can be publicized.
Chelsea, meanwhile, is in talks with Brighton about a deal for Moises Caicedo, who is valued at £80 million, as they want to build a younger team.
The Saudi league is conducting a massive recruitment push throughout Europe.
They have made bids for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema as well as Lionel Messi, Serge Busquets, Paul Pogba, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, and Tottenham goalie Hugo Lloris.
Lionel Messi, on the other hand, is reported to have chosen Inter Miami over a move to Saudi Arabia.
N’golo Kante initially signed with the Blues in 2016, and since then, he has won back-to-back Premier League titles with two different clubs, having done so with Leicester in 2015–16.
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He afterwards had a major impact on Chelsea’s Champions League victory in the 2020–21 campaign.
Since Todd Boehly took over last summer, the club has spent a lot of money on transfers—nearly £600 million—and as a result, its squad has grown by about 30 players.
Consequently, it is expected that a number of current stars, including Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Cesar Azpilicueta, could depart.