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Juventus preparing to offer a deal to Chelsea superstar

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Fabrizio Romano claims Chelsea star N'Golo Kante could leave for free next summer.

Juventus are preparing a deal for Chelsea superstar N’Golo Kante

According to the Evening Standard, Serie A giants Juventus are preparing to offer a deal to Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, whose contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of this season.

If the French international does not sign an extension with the Blues by January, the Italian club can make a formal proposal to sign him for free next summer. A pre-contract agreement could then be a real possibility.

Juventus are experts at signing midfielders from all over Europe on a free transfer. Some of the big names such as Aaron Ramsey, Emre Can and more recently Paul Pogba.

Thomas Tuchel confesses challenge in replacing injured Chelsea star N'Golo Kante.
Juventus can make a formal offer to N’Golo Kante in January.

As per an Italian source Calciomercato, the Turin-based club have scouted Kante a number of times. This was after the Frenchman was offered as a makeweight by Chelsea in a deal to sign Matthijs de Ligt.

The new regime at Stamford Bridge verbally offered the World Cup winner a contract extension of two years, with an option of a third. He rejected citing that the length of the contract should be longer.

From Chelsea’s viewpoint, Kante is 31 now and does miss a lot of games these days due to injuries. In the last 12-18 months, the Frenchman has struggled to string together a run of games without picking up any form of injury.

Chelsea star N'Golo Kante in action.
Chelsea will find it tough to replace Kante, whenever it be. (GETTY Images)

Maybe this is the time to let go of the player who has done so much for the club. He will always be a Chelsea legend having played key roles in the club winning the Premier League in 2017 and the Champions League in 2021.

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The former Leicester City superstar, a club where he made his name by helping them achieve a dream by doing the impossible that is winning the league in 2016, is a humble character. He would know why Chelsea are looking to plan beyond him for seasons to come. It should be a mutual separation, if it is to be!

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