Transfer: N’Golo Kante accepts £172m offer to leave Chelsea
Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante is close to leaving the Premier League, after being offered £172m to join Saudi club Al Ittihad, the Daily Mail reports.
Kante has played seven seasons at Stamford Bridge, making 269 appearances for the Blues after he joined in a £32m move from Leicester City in 2016.
During his time there, he has lifted the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup.
Kante was however unable to make as much of an impact last season, with injuries limiting him to just seven league appearances.
With his Chelsea deal set to expire this June, Kante has been weighing up his options for several months amid interest from Barcelona and Arsenal.
But Al Ittihad have now tabled an offer too good to refuse, which is a two-year contract worth around £86m a year.
Kante is close to agreeing terms with Al Ittihad and will join the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the Middle East.