Chelsea offer N'Golo Kante new three-year deal but 31-year-old wants four-years or will leave on free transfer | The Sun

CHELSEA have offered N'Golo Kante a new three-year contract, according to reports… but the Frenchman wants four.

The midfielder, 31, has entered the final season of his current deal at Stamford Bridge.

Concerns exist surrounding his injury record, but the Blues remain keen to keep the Frenchman.

According to The Athletic, Chelsea's former owners had proposed a three-year extension with the option of a fourth.

Talks paused as the club were taken over by Todd Boehly, before a new verbal offer was made last month.

The fresh terms, however, only included two years plus the option of a third.

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As it stands Kante is not willing to accept such a deal as he wants the security of a longer contract.

The highly-rated star is happy at Stamford Bridge and would be willing to play there for the rest of his career.

But as it stands, Kante could walk away as a free agent next summer – and even negotiate with clubs overseas in January.

Chelsea chiefs are taking his troublesome injury record into consideration, with the star having already missed five of his side's seven matches so far this campaign.

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Should he fail to agree terms with the Blues, Kante is claimed to have two interested suitors in the Premier League – as well as others in Spain, Germany and France.

Kalidou Koulibaly, also 31, was awarded the four-year contract that Kante covets following his summer transfer from Napoli.

Kante has made 262 appearances for Chelsea since joining from Leicester in 2016 – winning a Premier League title, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League, Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup during his time in West London.

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