Chelsea to offer Ngolo Konte new bumper deal worth £200,000-weekly.
Premier League giants Chelsea are in talks with France international midfielder N’Golo Kante over a new bumper contract.
Formidable midfield partnership
And he seems ready to form a formidable midfield partnership going forward with Napoli midfield maestro Jorginho.
The Frenchman is presently away with France at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, having reached the final.
His consistent impressive displays for the London club and his Country over the past two seasons have been greatly recognized.
The 2017 PFA Player of the Year Award recipient has attracted transfer interest from French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-German and Champions League holder’s Real Madrid.
But the Blues are getting set to tie the combative midfielder down to a five-year contract, which will keep him at the club until 2023.
Kante, 27, still has three years remaining on his current deal.
New deal imminent
However, Chelsea wants to make Kante one of their highest-paid players on about £200,000-weekly.
The box-to-box midfielder’s importance in the Blues team cannot be underestimated, and the London club are now planning to reinforce further in the middle of the park.
Maurizio Sarri is getting prepared to be appointed as the Blues’ new boss imminently, replacing Italian tactician Antonio Conte.
And a transfer deal for Jorginho is already in place, which will see the Napoli duo arrive Stamford Bridge.