Chelsea news: N’Golo Kante dreams of Real Madrid transfer but Abramovich has final say | Football | Sport
The report claims Kante dreams of wearing the famous white jersey of Los Blancos.
He is also said to believe that the Chelsea project has stalled and that they are no longer aspiring to win the most important titles under Frank Lampard.
Kante wants to continue collecting trophies, having won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the World Cup and the Europa League in recent years.
Roman Abramovich will have the final say though now on whether the 28-year-old can leave Stamford Bridge.
Relationships remain good between the two clubs following the deal which saw Eden Hazard move to the Bernabeu for a fee which could exceed £150m.
Chelsea are unlikely to consider selling Kante while they’re restricted under a transfer ban.
Kante moved to England in 2015 with Leicester after arriving from Caen for £8m.
It proved to be one of the bargains of the century and he helped the Foxes win the title before moving on to Chelsea the following summer for £32m.
Real Madrid spent £275m to bolster their ranks ahead of this season but did not bring in a central midfielder amid links with Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen.
James Rodriguez could now be offloaded to free up some funds as his long-term future at the club remains uncertain.
The Colombian recently spent two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich, who opted against signing him permanently.
Now he could be offered the chance to play in the Premier League with Chelsea.