Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has revealed he turned down a move to Paris Saint-Germain in order to remain at the club.
Kante has established himself as one of the best midfielders in world football since moving to the Premier League four years ago, helping Leicester to an improbable title triumph in his first season in English football before moving to Stamford Bridge and winning another league title the following year.
The 28-year-old was named as the PFA Player of the Year in his first season at Chelsea, whilst he has also thrived on the international stage by helping France to World Cup success in 2018.
Kante’s performances have attracted admiring glances from some of Europe’s biggest sides, with French champions PSG having approached the player over a return to Ligue 1.
However, Kante has now revealed that he rebuffed the approach, insisting he remains ‘happy’ in London and exciting by the new project under Frank Lampard this season.
Speaking on PSG’s interest, Kante told French television channel Canal Plus: “Sometimes we do not necessarily know where we want to go, but we know what we have.
”I know I was in Chelsea and I was good there. If I did not want to come to PSG it was more a sporting choice. I felt good in London, in the project and I was happy to stay there.”
Kante and Chelsea return to Champions League action this week when they face Valencia in Spain on Wednesday night. The Blues currently sit second in a competitive Group H, though their qualification remains in the balance.
Frank Lampard’s side have seven points from their first four group fixtures, level with both Ajax and Valencia ahead of a huge clash at the Mestalla.