Arsenal Enquire About the Availability of Chelsea Midfielder N’Golo Kante
According to latest reports, Arsenal have recently enquired about the possibility of signing Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante. However, the Gunners could be involved in a transfer battle for the French midfielder with suitors lining up from all top European leagues.
N’Golo Kante’s future at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain as his contract with the Blues is set to expire at the end of this season. Although talks between the two parties seem to be progressing, the Frenchman is yet to sign on the dotted line and this has encouraged multiple clubs to enquire about his availability.
The 32-year-old has won it all in his illustrious career. He has won 2 Premier Leagues, one with Chelsea and another with Leicester City. The midfielder has won the Champions League, Europa League and Club World Cup with the Blues. Alongside these, he has also won the most-coveted FIFA World Cup trophy in 2018 with France.
However, the French international has been plagued by knee and hamstring injuries, causing the Blues significant problems since the 2019 Europa League final. He has been absent for most of this season, and the London club have certainly missed his presence in the middle of the park, evident from their languishing position in the Premier League.
Now, the Emirates Stadium is being rumoured as a potential new home if the player decides against staying at Chelsea beyond this upcoming summer transfer window. As reported by GOAL, Arsenal are exploring the option of signing N’Golo Kante and have enquired about his availability.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are not the only club interested in signing the 32-year-old. According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo (via Football London), Atletico Madrid and Juventus have also enquired about the player. The Rojiblancos have reportedly opened discussions with the player’s representatives to explore the possibility of a transfer deal.
🔴⚪️ | TRANSFERS: Arsenal target free transfer as potential Xhaka replacement 🇫🇷
📰: According to the Express, Arsenal are eyeing a move for Chelsea’s N’golo Kante if Granit Xhaka leaves.
🖊: “ Arsenal are reportedly considering signing Chelsea star N’Golo Kante this summer.”… pic.twitter.com/kXDlEIex3A
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The midfielder’s contract situation has attracted interest from Paris St. Germain and Barcelona too. However, Chelsea are increasingly optimistic about retaining him beyond this season. If Arsenal want to acquire N’Golo Kante on a free transfer, they have to act quick and convincing.
N’Golo Kante, is considered by the football community as one of the best midfielders of his generation due to his exceptional abilities on the field. He is known for his outstanding work rate, relentless energy, and incredible stamina, which make him a tireless and effective presence on the field.
His tackling ability is also a key part of his game, as he has an exceptional ability to intercept the ball and dispossess opponents with ease. In addition to his defensive prowess, the French defensive midfielder is also a deft passer of the ball.
Le 5 mai 2021, il y a deux ans, N’Golo Kanté et Chelsea éliminaient le Real Madrid (2-0) pour rejoindre la finale de la Ligue des Champions ! 👊
Les Blues seront champions 3 semaines plus tard en battant Manchester City lors de la finale 🏆pic.twitter.com/HkI0m3QZDM
— BeSoccer 🇫🇷 (@BeSoccerFR) May 5, 2023
He has an incredible ability to read the game and find his teammates with pinpoint accuracy, which allows him to control the pace of the game and launch counter-attacks effectively. The 32-year-old’s attacking instincts and quick decision-making also make him a potent threat in the final third, as he can create chances and score goals.
Moreover, Kante’s versatility is another aspect of his game that sets him apart. He is equally comfortable playing as a defensive midfielder, a box-to-box midfielder, or even as a central midfielder. His positional sense and tactical awareness mean that he can adapt to any system and contribute to his team’s success.
Despite ongoing negotiations between the Frenchman and Chelsea, his future at the club is up in doubts. Moreover, the Gunners expressed interest in the midfielder during the January transfer window, according to sources close to the player.
However, the North London side signed Jorginho instead to strengthen their midfield. Now, it seems that the Gunners boss Mikel Arteta had his sights set on bringing the 2018 World Cup winner to the Emirates Stadium.
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