ESPN pundit Steve Nicol says that Kante will not leave Chelsea this summer for Paris Saint Germain, but it is very likely the French giants will not end their pursuit an eventually sign the midfielder somewhere down the line.
Nicol said: ‘I don’t think it’s going to happen [this summer]. But they need somebody in the middle of the park that can dominate there and that would be the guy.
‘But for the reasons, one [PSG cannot afford him] and the other one being Chelsea can’t afford to let everybody go.
‘Chelsea need to rebuild, it seems odds-on that Hazard is going. So I don’t think this is going to happen [this summer].
‘I certainly, I can see this happening in the future, it’s a great idea. If I’m PSG absolutely and it gets Kante rightly back where he should play, right in the middle.’
KANTE – TRANSFORMED
- 5 goals and 4 assists (All Comps)
- Further 4 big chances made/missed
- Personal best season in attack
- Winning the ball higher up the field
- Complete Machine
NO, JORG DID NOT TAKE HIS ROLE! KANTE TRANSFORMED HIS OWN POSITION! pic.twitter.com/QjhB3Ovu7W
— Chelsea Fanatic | ‘The 12th Man’ (@Miz9Rahman) 20 мая 2019 г.
It was also reported this week that Paris Saint-Germain will likely end their pursuit of Chelsea star N’Golo Kante once they complete a transfer of the Napoli midfielder Allan.
Brazilian anchorman Allan could be available for around €50m, Spanish paper claims and PSG are hoping to agree on terms even before the Copa America that is set to start next month.