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N'Golo Kante 'refusing to accept new Chelsea contract offer' with deal running down

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Chelsea as a free agent next summer having failed to agree terms over a new deal with the club despite months of talks. The Premier League and Champions League winning midfielder is said to have been in conversations with the club since last year but might not be happy with the length of the deal on the table.

The 31-year-old World Cup winner is said to have been offered a two-year contract with option for another season, having missed five of seven games so far this season. READ MORE: Graham Potter is Prem's fourth highest-paid manager - while Adam Lallana comes in 12th The Athletic report news of the contract impasse, with the former Chelsea regime said to have been willing to offer a three-year contract.

They add that Kante is unwilling to accept an initial two years as per the plans of the new ownership, with former boss Thomas Tuchel saying that the player's "injury rate" could impact the terms.

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