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Chelsea in mega £290k-a-week contract offer to Kante as PSG lurk

5:35 PM GMT+8 01/08/2018
N'Golo Kante Chelsea 2017-18
The Blues are offering a mammoth new deal to the World Cup winner as they attempt to see off interest from the Ligue 1 champions

N'Golo Kante has been offered a new five-year deal that would make him the highest-paid player in Chelsea's history up to now, amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

Goal understands the World Cup-winning midfielder has been offered more than Eden Hazard's current £200,000-a-week contract, as they aim to convince one of their star players to shun interest from abroad.

Kante still has three years remaining on his current deal but the new contract would see him more than double his salary - a figure that currently stands at £120,000-a-week.

The 27-year-old remains PSG's dream summer signing, with the player's stock having only increased following his role in France's World Cup success at Russia 2018.

Despite the admiring glances from elsewhere, Goal understands Kante remains happy at Chelsea and the club's failure to qualify for the Champions League has not prompted him to consider his future.

The former Leicester City star has already won the Premier League and FA Cup since his move to Stamford Bridge, as well as claiming the PFA Player of the Year Award for his exploits in 2016-17.

Barcelona are another club to have shown an interest in Kante but he is an unrealistic target for the Catalans at this stage.

The Frenchman is simply out of Barca's price range given Chelsea are likely to value him at over £100 million ($131m) and are unwilling to entertain any offers.

Kante is still away on holiday after taking three weeks off following his World Cup exertions.

The Blues midfielder is due back on August 6 and will take part in a week of pre-season training before Maurizio Sarri's side's Premier League campaign kicks off on August 10 against Huddersfield Town.

As well as the 27-year-old, Chelsea have deals on the table for both Hazard, with a £300,000-a-week offer that would eclipse Kante's proposed new deal, and Real Madrid-linked Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgium goalkeeper isn't keen on renewing his contract at Stamford Bridge, however, and work is ongoing to find a replacement for the Madrid-bound goalkeeper.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has also been offered a new five-year deal as the Blues aim to tie down one of their brightest young talents.