Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante said there was “some contact” with Paris Saint-Germain this summer but he is happy to have stayed at Stamford Bridge, where he feels “good.”
Kante, 27, was an important member of France’s World Cup-winning squad in Russia, but despite heavy links with a return to his home country after former coach Antonio Conte was replaced by Maurizio Sarri, the former Leicester City man is happy to still be in London this season.
“There was no particular desire to go somewhere after the World Cup,” Kante told RMC Sport. “There was interest from other clubs, but things were clear after speaking with Chelsea — the club is counting on me and I feel good.
“The next logical step was to continue with Chelsea. There was some contact with PSG, yes. However, after a discussion with Chelsea, I realised that the main thing for me was to feel good where I was then and am now.
“I am with Chelsea — staying with Chelsea is good for me.”
PSG failed to bring in a midfielder for the second consecutive summer, so they could revisit their interest in Kante if UEFA’s financial fair play sanctions do not continue to inhibit their transfer plans moving forward.
Kante joined Chelsea on a £32 million transfer in July 2016 after helping Leicester win the Premier League title in his only season with the club.
The Premier League Player of the Season in 2016-17, Kante started Chelsea’s first four games this season and scored in the 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town in the opener on Aug. 11.