Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante has spoken on his future at the club amid recent reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.
Reports in Europe has continued to link the France international with a sensational move to Old Trafford, but the World Cup winner insisted he will “think about it at the right time.”
Kante has won everything football can offer including the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and Club World Cup at Chelsea.
The Frenchman is now entering the final year of his contract and United’s new manager, Erik ten Hag has reportedly told the Red Devils to bring him to Old Trafford.
Chelsea and the 31-year-old have not agreed on a contract extension and the club’s new owners may decide to sell him this summer in order to avoid losing him on a free transfer in 12 months’ time.
But the former Leicester City star insists his mind is purely on their final two games of the season, although he admits he will have to weigh up his future in the near future.
Asked about his future at Stamford Bridge, Kante told Sky Sports: “The only thing that is sure is that I have one more year on my contract. It’s not really my concern.
“The only thing [on my mind] is to finish the season well. I’ll think about it at the right time but I just want to finish the season as best as possible.”
Kanté is a practising Muslim. He was born in Paris to Malian parents who migrated to France from Mali in 1980. He grew up in a small apartment in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine. His father died shortly after N’Golo turned 11 and his elder sibling Niama died of a heart attack before the 2018 World Cup.
He is named after King Ngolo Diarra of the Bamana Empire. His younger sister was also in the youth system at Suresnes. Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Diego Maradona were his favorite players growing up. At the age of 21, while playing for Boulogne, he earned a diploma in vocational accounting.