Kante had offers to leave Chelsea

France World Cup winning star N'Golo Kante was linked with a move to PSG over the close season but had no desire to leave Chelsea.

N'golo Kante of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal.   -  Getty Images

N'Golo Kante knows Chelsea is counting on him after receiving offers to leave Stamford Bridge over the close season.

Two-time Premier League winner Kante helped Chelsea to the title in 2016-17, having starred in Leciester City's unlikely march to glory in the previous campaign.

The major honours continued to roll in for the holding midfielder as he anchored France on its way to World Cup glory this year, with those performances heightening speculation Paris Saint-Germain were keen to sign the 27-year-old.

However Kante was offered assurances over his importance under new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, who has deployed him in a roving central role this season to fine effect.

"There was no urge to go anywhere else after the World Cup. There were other clubs interested but, after talking to Chelsea, things were clear. The club is counting on me and I feel good. The next logical step was to continue at Chelsea," he told RMC Sport.

Chelsea has won four out of four in the Premier League so far this term and hosts winless Cardiff City on Saturday.

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