‘It Was Not Something I Wanted’ – Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté Confirms Past Interest From Paris SG

Since the departures of Thiago Motta and Blaise Matuidi, Paris Saint-Germain was looking to find their replacements. Initially, Adrien Rabiot would fill one of those roles; however, that didn’t go as plan. As a result, for a few seasons, the capital club had one reliable midfielder in Marco Verratti. 

Over the last couple of transfer windows, Les Parisiens tried to target players to rebuild its midfield. One of these targets was Chelsea FC’s N’Golo Kanté, who confirmed that the French giants expressed interest in him during an interview with the club’s official website. Nonetheless, Kante didn’t depart the South London club because he’s happy playing for Chelsea. 

“I knew in the past there was some contact with Paris Saint-Germain when he was the manager, but it was not something I wanted. It did not happen because I was happy at Chelsea and I stayed here. I haven’t spoken to the manager about it,” Kante said. 

With Leandro Paredes’ emergence under Mauricio Pochettino, the 29-year-old’s decision to remain in the Premier League doesn’t hurt as much as it would if PSG’s midfield only consisted of Verratti. 

The reigning Ligue 1 champions have a duo in its midfield that consists of Verratti and Paredes, which played a significant role in its UEFA Champions League victory over FC Barcelona. Perhaps this transfer story has a happy ending for both sides involved. 

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