N'Golo Kante has informed Chelsea after 90min information that he would like to have a long-term contract with the Blues for an extension.
The Frenchman's contract expires next summer. Chelsea are unsurprisingly keen to clarify the future of the player who is still considered one of the best midfielders in the world - provided he is fit.
Initial negotiations about a contract extension have already taken place, but an official offer has not yet been made. 90min learned that Kante made it clear that he wanted a three-year contract with Chelsea.
However, one factor Chelsea should consider in this regard is Kante's recent injury history. The Frenchman has missed his side's last five games with a muscle injury after missing out frequently in pre-season.
Negotiations are still pending with the Italian, who is attracting a lot of interest in Serie A. 90min have learned that Chelsea are unlikely to want to keep both players together.
With Chelsea tackling defense in the summer, the priority now lies in remodeling midfield, with decisions set to be made on the futures of Kante and Jorginho in the coming months.
Mason Mount is set to be handed a new long-term deal, while Chelsea could soon return with another offer for Edson Alvarez, who was looking to join Stamford Bridge on Deadline Day. However, Ajax Amsterdam had vetoed it.
This article was originally published on 90min.com as Chelsea wants to extend: N'Golo Kante names condition for new contract.