Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are getting the beers in early this morning, and they have every reason to be celebrating, the Blues have taken a huge step towards a monumental summer deal.
According to reports from French newspaper, Le Parisien, Chelsea have agreed a fee with Premier League champions, Leicester City for star midfielder, N’Golo Kante.
The French international was rumoured to have a €25m release clause in his contract however, Sport Witness have suggested that such a clause may not exist. Reports from France are claiming that the fee agreed is actually €35m.
The Blues had reportedly faced competiton from European giants Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain, however the new boss at Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte, had earmarked the 25-year-old as a priority this summer.
The midfielder, who has recently returned from international duty with France at the Euros, has signed a five-year-deal and the switch is set to be concluded sooner rather than later.
Chelsea fans, what do you make of this deal? Can Kante provide the support your midfield needs for the coming season? Let us know below…
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