Kante Closing In On Barcelona Move
Chelsea France midfielder N’Golo Kante is reportedly on the verge of agreeing a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona, talkSPORT understands.
According to Sport, kante is closing in on an agreement with Barcelona with his current deal due to expire next summer.
Kante has been hampered by a host of injuries this year which kept him out of the World Cup but that has not fazed Barcelona as Xavi continues to reshape his squad.
An agreement could even be in place as early as January with Kante keen to resolve his future as soon as possible.
The LaLiga giants are believed to want a ready-made replacement for club legend Sergio Busquets who is set to depart next summer.
A free transfer would also make sense for the cash-strapped club whose premature Champions League exit did their cause no favours.
Kante could line up alongside starlets Pedri and Gavi who are viewed as the future of the club’s midfield.
Meanwhile, Frenkie de Jong’s future is still unclear and Franck Kessie looks set to move on next summer after just one season at the Nou Camp.
Also, Barcelona are monitoring Kante’s teammate Jorginho and Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans who will both be free agents this summer.
But Kante appears to be first choice despite making just two appearances for Chelsea this season after undergoing hamstring surgery.
The Frenchman has been a key component of multiple title winning sides in recent seasons, helping Chelsea to a Premier League and Champions League double and France to the World Cup in 2018.
He made his name in 2016 as a relatively unknown midfielder when he steered Leicester to a fairytale Premier League title success.
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