As Chelsea fans anxiously await a resolution to the ongoing saga between the club and N’Golo Kanté regarding a new contract, the belief is that negotiations will continue in the coming weeks and another round of talks is scheduled.
At this point, it appears that the chances of an agreement being reached are 50/50. Initial approaches have been made, but both sides are still looking for a resolution that suits both of their needs.
For N’Golo Kanté, the key factor is not money. The French international has been one of the best players in the Premier League since he joined Chelsea in 2016, and he is looking for a lucrative deal that adequately reflects his value and contribution to the club.
However, Chelsea are also looking to get the best possible deal for themselves. With the club’s finances tight due to the coronavirus pandemic, they are looking to offer a contract that is both fair and reasonable.
The Blues have already seen their record signing, Kai Havertz, make the move to Stamford Bridge this summer, and they are also facing tough negotiations with star players like Thiago Silva and Timo Werner. So it is understandable why they are being cautious in discussions with Kanté.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the negotiations, it is believed that Kanté is keen on staying at Chelsea, provided that the offer is right. The former Leicester City midfielder has become a fan favourite at the London club and he has enjoyed a stunning start to his career at Stamford Bridge.
Given the importance of N’Golo Kanté to the Chelsea team, the club will be hoping that a resolution can be found. The Blues need as much quality in their ranks as possible if they are to challenge for titles this season, and keeping hold of one of their most influential players would no doubt be a huge boost.
So, while negotiations between N’Golo Kanté and Chelsea are ongoing, the next few weeks will be crucial in determining the Frenchman’s future at the club. With the chance of a deal being struck still very much in the balance, it will be interesting to see how events pan out in the coming weeks.