Chelsea move to fend off Man Utd and PSG by making N’Golo Kante highest-paid player

The club are confident that the France midfielder will put pen to paper on a new five-year deal worth up to £290,000 a week in the next few weeks.

Chelsea are determined to keep hold of the former Leicester midfielder and talks over a new deal were first opened last summer.

Nothing had been signed since those talks were first revealed in July though, and with Kante’s current contract, worth £150,000 a week, set to expire in 2021, there was speculation that the 27 year old could depart.

French club Paris Saint-Germain have been long time admirers of Kante and Manchester United were also linked with him this week.