N'Golo Kante has divulged that there was “some contact” with Paris Saint-Germain this summer but he is happy to have stayed at Stamford Bridge where he feels “good.”
The Chelsea midfielder was an important member of France's national team that won the World Cup in Russia, but in spite of heavy links with a return to his home country after former coach Antonio Conte was replaced by Maurizio Sarri, the 27-year-old is glad to still be in London this season.
“There was no particular desire to go somewhere after the World Cup,” the former Leicester City man told RMC Sport.
“There was interest from other clubs, but things were clear after speaking with Chelsea — the club is counting on me and I feel good.
“The next logical step was to continue with Chelsea. There was some contact with PSG, yes. However, after a discussion with Chelsea, I realized that the main thing for me was to feel good where I was then and am now.
“I am with Chelsea — staying with Chelsea is good for me.”
PSG failed to bring in a midfielder for the second successive summer, so they may perhaps revisit their interest in Kante if UEFA's financial fair play does not continue to stall their transfer plans moving forward.
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