Juventus advance their pawns for a Frenchman

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Juventus would like to recruit N’Golo Kanté next summer. The Old Lady club could soon make an offer for the France international, who is in his final year of contract with Chelsea.

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According to the information collected by La Repubblica, Juventus are among the most serious contenders for the signing of N’Golo Kanté. The Turin club could start discussions with the Frenchman in January, as the regulations authorize.

Kanté is not in his coach’s plans

Injured in the hamstrings, the player is currently away from the field. His relationship with Graham Potter, the Chelsea technician, is not in good shape. And it is quite unlikely that an agreement will be reached for its extension in the coming weeks. Juventus Turin is not the only one interested in him. According to the transalpine press, Inter Milan is also attentive to his situation. Note that the departure of the player, this winter, is not considered by his management. Londoners reportedly have no intention of accepting any offer below its value. On the other hand, they could reflect in the event of a proposal of around 20 million euros.

Aged 31, N’Golo Kanté has only played 2 games this season, in all competitions. The Blues had bet 36 million euros to sign him from Leicester in 2016. The French international (53 caps, 2 goals) has since played 262 games for the Blues, for 13 goals and 15 assists . He notably won the Champions League in 2021.

As a reminder, Juventus of Turin had a difficult first part of the season. The formation coached by Massimiliano Allegri occupies the 3e position in the Serie A standings, after being away from the podium for a long time. The Turin club was also eliminated from the Champions League in the group stage by PSG and Benfica Lisbon. He will evolve in the Europa League, during the second part of the exercise.