Only two clubs in the world could prise World Cup winner N’Golo Kante away from Chelsea – Barcelona and Real Madrid.
That’s according to Le10 Sport, who report that, though Kante has never entertained the idea of leaving Chelsea in favour of an adventure abroad, he could be tempted if one of the La Liga heavyweights come knocking on his door.
Chelsea fans need not lose sleep over the prospect of Kante joining either of them, however. Real Madrid’s midfield is stacked full of quality, with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos still at the top of their game.
Kante doesn’t really fit the Barcelona mould, either. The Catalan giants appear preoccupied pursuing Kante’s compatriot Paul Pogba, who is thought to be unsettled at Manchester United working under Jose Mourinho.
We ought to take the positives out of this story, which are that Kante does not want to leave and never has done. Now all we need to do is convince him to sign a new contract!