Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has revealed he held talks with Jose Mourinho over a move to Manchester United before joining the Blues.
Mourinho was reportedly willing to launch a £25million-plus offer for the Frenchman, but Kante said that he was still unsure whether he would leave Premier League champions Leicester when the initial contact was made.
The Frenchman told The Sun :
“It was amazing to have Mourinho call me, even though I’d been warned before how he would appeal to me.
“I listened to his arguments about why I should move to United.
“But at that time I was contemplating between staying at Leicester or leaving for Chelsea.
“My discussions with them was underway. But i felt good with Conte.”
Kante also said he is happy to be avoiding the spotlight at Chelsea before giving an honest critique of his own ability.
“At Chelsea I’m in a star-studded dressing room.
“Being the star of the game doesn’t interest me. That’s the highest level, unless you have exceptional qualities.
“Yes, I feel I’m a pretty complete player, but I’m not an outstanding player.
“Someone like Riyad Mahrez, yes, he has a real technical talent.”