Chelsea to offer N'Golo Kante bumper new contract to fend off transfer interest after rejecting two bids last summer

CHELSEA are reportedly set to offer N’Golo Kante a bumper new contract to fend off transfer interest this summer.

Fabrizio Romano claims the Blues are eager to secure Kante’s future after rejecting two offers last year.

The France midfielder, 29, enjoyed a superb season under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel as he helped Chelsea win a second Champions League trophy.

Kante is now looking to add the Euros to his vast collection of silverware.

And Chelsea are eager to keep him at Stamford Bridge for many more years on a lucrative new deal.

It’s believed talks will take place over the coming months, with Kante and Chelsea’s hierarchy enjoying a ‘great’ relationship.

The box-to-box ace has been in London for the past five years, playing 218 times.

In addition to this season’s Champions League, Kante has also won the Premier League title, FA Cup and Europa League during his time in the capital.

And many believe he deserves to win this year’s Ballon d’Or award, especially if France go on to conquer the Euros following 2018’s World Cup triumph.

Former Man United star Louis Saha said: “I believe he would deserve it.

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“There is no player, not even Ronaldo or Messi, that has been Man of the Match in both legs of the Champions League semi-final and final.

“Dominating the midfield alone whilst at the same time helping players moving forward.

“Going forward he was just a force. I haven’t seen anyone do anything like that.

“It would not be a scandal at all if Kante gets his hands on the trophy, he’s been unreal.

“He plays as two players, playing outside of his role, moving forward and doing things that he’s not supposed to do. He’s unbelievable.”

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