Lurking in the pages of a tabloid publication this morning is the inference that one of Maurizio Sarri’s regular starters is set to commit his future to Chelsea Football Club.
Whilst we still have high hopes that Eden Hazard will silence the pundits and declare his undying love for the club by putting pen-to-paper on a new deal that is still something we’ll have to wait for.
Instead, we’ll have to raise a glass, or two, to N’Golo Kante, with it being revealed the 27-year-old is ready to sign a new five-year deal that will see him collect a cool £275,000 a week salary.
That sum elevates Kante to the position of being the highest paid player at Stamford Bridge, yes, higher than our jewel-in-the-crown, Eden Hazard.
For Kante it is a just reward for the performances he continues to put in, even though, this season, Sarri has played the played in a position that could, previously, have been decreed as alien to him.
With rumours of the football authorities ready to dig deep into Chelsea’s previous transfer dealings and impose a transfer ban, the club appears to be grasping the bull by the horns and securing the futures of those the team relies upon.
Here’s hoping that Eden Hazard is the next to be persuaded that the future is indeed BLUE!