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Chelsea determined to agree a new deal for star midfielder

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The arrival of Thomas Tuchel  has brought stability and success to the Chelsea team and this has been  made possible by the presence of some key players.

According to reports, the Blues will open contract talks with star midfielder N’Golo Kante  over a potential new deal ‘in the coming months.

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The 30-year-old’s future at the West London club was called into question last summer, however, he ultimately stayed with the Premier League giants and enjoyed another fine season.

The French International was instrumental in Thomas Tuchel’s squad as he helped the Blues win their second champions leagues title.

With two years left to run on his current contract with Thomas Tuchel’s team, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the defending European Cup champions are planning to open contract talks with the World Cup-winning midfielder in the next few months.

N'Golo Kante and Thomas Tuchel

N’kolo Kante helped Chelsea win the Champions League ( Photo by Getty Images)

Romano reports that there were two offers for the France international during last summer’s transfer window, however, he wanted to stay with the London club.

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Kante has featured in 218 games for the west London club since arriving from Leicester City in 2016.

He has featured in every game so far, for France and will be in action for Didier Deschamp’s side when they battle Switzerland for a place in the quarter-finals of the European championship.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have been reportedly linked with a move for Chelsea defender Reece James who is said to be admired by Pep Guardiola.

It is believed James caught Guardiola’s attention in the matches between City and the Blues last season and he is now very keen to bring him to the Etihad Stadium.

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