N’Golo Kanté maintains a link to Tottenham manager Antonio Conté

As uncertainty surrounding N’Golo Kanté’s (31) Chelsea grows, L’Équipe reveals that the Frenchman maintains a link with now-Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte. 

Conte was in charge of Chelsea between 2016 and 2018, and with Kanté as a key element of his midfield, won the Premier League with the club in 2016/17. Conte left Stamford Bridge in 2018, took charge at Inter Milan the following year, and has now returned to the Premier League with London rivals Tottenham. 

Foot Mercato yesterday reported that Chelsea have no intention of extending Kanté’s contract, which expires in June. However, the French midfielder wants to stay in London, leaving just Arsenal and Tottenham as his only realistic prospects.  

According to L’Équipe, Kanté is happy in London, whilst he also has maintained a link with Conte following their time together at Chelsea. The French publication adds that Kanté will give himself time to decide his future. With his contract expiring, he is in a position of strength, and as a free agent, he would be a much more attractive proposition for some of Europe’s biggest clubs.


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