Much of the news in the last forty-eight hours has focussed on the future of our World Cup-winning midfielder N’Golo Kante.
It is fast beginning to turn into a worrying scenario whereby we’re unsure if the 27-year-old will remain at Stamford Bridge.
Speculation linking Kante with a return to France continues to generate column inches in the media.
Chelsea, aware that they can ill-afford to lose the midfielder, seem intent on offering the player a lucrative new contract, with the reliable news source, the Evening Standard, inferring, that the club are set to offer Kante a new deal that will see the whirlwind midfielder earn a cool £290,000 a week.
In making this bold move, our source also suggests it could act as a stepping stone in securing the long-term future of Eden Hazard with the club set to exceed the figure offered to Kante to keep the influential Belgian international on its books.
However, the above hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of Paris Saint-Germain with the news source, the, Mirror, insinuating that the French club are not going to give up the chase to lure Kante to Paris.
Kante, who does the work of two men in the heart of our midfield, has always struck me as the kind of person who isn’t motivated by money, therefore I’m not sure, other than being a statement of intent when it comes to recognising his value to Chelsea, throwing cash at the player will have any effect.
The crux of the situation, as we see it, relates to whether Kante has a desire to play for Paris Saint-Germain or is, indeed, prepared to remain at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future.
Which way do you feel this particular coin will flip?
Will we be saying goodbye to Kante or will the Frenchman remain at Stamford Bridge?
Please feel free to air your views in the comments facility beneath this article.