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Chelsea star N’Golo Kante reveals why he snubbed PSG transfer under new boss Thomas Tuchel to stay at Stamford Bridge


N’GOLO KANTE has revealed the reasons behind his decision to snub a move to Thomas Tuchel’s Paris Saint-Germain.

The German is now Kante‘s manager at Chelsea having left Ligue 1 late last year – where he had tried to land the midfield star.

N'Golo Kante has not spoken to Thomas Tuchel about the PSG transfer bid

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N’Golo Kante has not spoken to Thomas Tuchel about the PSG transfer bidCredit: AFP or licensors

But the 29-year-old’s happiness at Stamford Bridge meant he did not consider the offer.

Kante told the club website: “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!”

The Frenchman was linked with PSG in the summer of 2019 and admitted the interest was ‘rewarding’.

Yet he committed his future to Chelsea, where he is under contract until 2023.

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Tuchel is slowly reintroducing Kante to his line-up after a spell out with a hamstring injury.

Starts against Southampton and Manchester United have come alongside a number of substitute appearances, and the player spoke of his frustration at being injured.

He continued: “When injury comes, you play two weeks, and then you get injured, it’s not the best.

“You don’t feel like you are giving the best to the club or your team-mates.

I realise now it’s better to take more time to recover. I speak with the medical staff to get the best out of me for the team.

N’Golo Kante

“You can learn from these times to appreciate more the time you are fit, when you can play and train with your team-mates. When I have been injured it’s a period of reflection of what you can do better.

“I realise now it’s better to take more time to recover. I speak with the medical staff to get the best out of me for the team. This is something I have learned.

“I am happy now to feel good. We have played so many games in a short time, so injury can come back, but we try to prevent more injuries.

“I have learned when you are not ready, take more time because that will help the team more.”

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