N'Golo Kante happy at Chelsea, doesn't want to leave

N'Golo Kante is happy at Chelsea and doesn't want to leave the club, sources have told ESPN, who added that the 2018 World Cup winner has not been told by the club that they intended to sell him as reports were suggesting on Friday.

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Despite a 2019-2020 campaign hampered by injuries -- he only made 16 starts in the Premier League -- Kante is very much looking forward to the end of the season with the Blues and to a very exciting next campaign as well.

The Paris born and bred midfielder, 29, joined Chelsea in the summer 2016 from Leicester for £30 million and signed a new five-year deal with a big pay rise in 2018. His current deal ends in June 2023. Chelsea has never mentioned the club wanted to sell him in any discussions with the player or his agent.

With the arrival of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner as well as the coming of age of players from the Chelsea Academy (Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James, Billy Gilmour, Callum Hudson-Odoi), Kante feels Chelsea is the perfect club to continue his career.

He also appreciated the way manager Frank Lampard and the club understood his position during the coronavirus lockdown, when he didn't feel comfortable going back to training in small groups a month ago. Since then, he has resumed contact training normally and is available to play now that the Premier League has returned.

Kante has won another Premier League medal (2017) as well as a Europa League (2019) and the FA Cup (2018) at Chelsea thus far.