Chelsea will not want to lose the midfielder (Picture: Getty)N’Golo Kante dismissed talk about his future at Chelsea, insisting he has no plans to exit the club.
The Frenchman is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world and Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is reportedly desperate to sign Kante.
Zidane is thought to have asked Real to seal transfer deals for Kante and his Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard, as the Los Blancos boss aims to overhaul his squad this summer.
Zidane asked Real to sign Kante (Picture: Getty)Kante, who is on international duty with France this week, rejected talk of Zidane’s interest, insisting he is focused on performing for Chelsea.
‘I am at Chelsea and I still have aims here, what is said elsewhere is not important,’ Kante said when asked about the transfer speculation linking him to Zidane.
‘That is not important. I am at Chelsea and I am focused on that.’
Kante is under contract until 2023 (Picture: Getty)Zidane’s efforts to sign Hazard and Kante could be blocked by Chelsea’s impending transfer ban.
Chelsea’s bid to have the suspension frozen during the appeal process was rejected by Fifa and a ban is set to come into effect from the end of the season until the 2020-21 campaign.
Andreas Christensen told Danish press on Sunday that the players had been informed there would be no outgoings this summer.
‘The messages we’ve got are that Chelsea can’t appeal the case and therefore want to keep all the players,’ he told Ekstra Bladet.