N’Golo Kante reveals he turned down Arsenal to sign for Chelsea: ‘There was interest but not as big as other clubs

N’Golo Kante has admitted that he was aware of interest from Arsenal last summer, but chose to sign for Chelsea instead.
The France midfielder, who played an integral role in Leicester’s title triumph last season, has continued his brilliant form after swapping the King Power Stadium for Stamford Bridge in a £32million deal.
There have been calls for Kante to be named the PFA Player of the Year, while Frank Lampard recently claimed he was the best midfielder in the world
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante (right) plays a pass under pressure from Kevin De Bruyne

And in a blow to fans of the Gunners, the 26-year-old has revealed that he decided against a move to the Emirates because the club did not push to sign him.
‘With Arsenal there was an interest but not a big as other clubs,’ Kante told Sky Sports.
‘That is why I didn’t go to Arsenal and went to Chelsea.’ 
Arsene Wenger revealed in February that Kante was on his radar both while he played in France with Boulogne and Caen, and when he was a Leicester player.
However, the Arsenal boss suggested that finances had scuppered his chance of landing Kante from the Premier League champions. 
Asked if he had ever tried to sign the all-action midfielder, Wenger said: ‘When he was in France, when he was at Leicester.’
When pushed about why Arsenal missed out on Kante, who is understood to earn around £110,000 a week at Chelsea, Wenger added: ‘We cannot explain everything, but it is quite obvious when you look at where he has gone.
‘I do not want to talk more about that. Transfers are transfers.’
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