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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has long been linked with a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, but he ended up signing a new deal to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Kante played an extraordinary role as Leicester City won the Premier League in 2016, and he left the Foxes at the end of that season in a £32m move to Stamford Bridge.
Kante has been chased by PSG, but the Frenchman has revealed that he’s happy to remain at Chelsea.
In an interview with Yahoo Sport France, Kante said: “It’s rewarding to be wanted by big clubs, when coaches want you in their project it’s nice.
“But I’m happy with my choices and feel good at Chelsea. I’m planning for the next season at Chelsea. I’m happy with my choices and to be in Chelsea.”
Chelsea return to the Champions League this season, and Kante has admitted he’s looking forward to winning the Champions League next season.
He added: “We all know what this competition represents for footballers.
“I had the chance to play in it once with Chelsea but alas, we were knocked out early. I hope we will have the chance to go further this season.”
Kante is yet to play a preseason game as he is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered before Chelsea’s Europa League final victory over Arsenal.
When last he spoke about Kante, Lampard revealed that Lampard revealed that the 28-year-old has been training in the past few days but he expects the midfielder to start full training soon.
“I am hopeful he will be ready,” Lampard said, according to Goal. “He’s dipped into training with us in the last couple of days. There’s still a lot more he needs to do physically without us, that he can do without contact, which has been good.
“But the signs are good in the last three days since we’ve been back. It was certainly the right decision for him to come back and get the treatment he had. I would expect him to be training through the week with us to the point where at the start of next week he is fully training.”