Kante 'turned down' European giants in Jan

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Chelsea star N'Golo Kante reportedly turned down a move to one of Europe's biggest clubs in the January transfer window.  

The Frenchman has been ever-present in the Blues' midfield since Thomas Tuchel was hired to succeed Frank Lampard in January 2021.

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Kante played an integral role in the London club's 2020/21 UEFA Champions League, 2021 FIFA Club World Cup and 2021 UEFA Super Cup triumphs, and the star's performances have reportedly not gone unnoticed. 

According to Le Parisien, Paris Saint-Germain attempted to convince the player to return to his home nation in the last few days of the January window.

However, the 31-year-old is understood to have chosen not to respond to their advances, with the box-to-box midfielder content about his situation with his current team. 

Kante is said to be happy with life in London and enjoys playing under Tuchel, while it is further claimed that a move to Paris puts him off because his profile there is huge, which would see the shy France international being in major demand. 

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While he may be happy in England, Kante has less than 18 months left on his contract, and if the London club does not successfully negotiate a renewal, they will lose him as a free agent next year. 

This would be a huge blow for Chelsea, who are already expected to part ways with the defensive trio of Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen, whose deals expire at the end of this campaign.

With the latest international break, during which Kante featured for Les Bleus against South Africa, now concluded, Chelsea's next match will be against Brentford on Saturday, and a win there will help solidify their chances of a Champions League spot for next season.

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