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Chelsea confirm N’Golo Kante’s departure

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has agreed to join Saudi Arabian champions Al-Ittihad after leaving Chelsea.

The 32-year-old departs Chelsea after seven seasons in which he won the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and FA Cup.

“N’Golo’s impact and influence during his time at Chelsea cannot be overstated,” said co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley on Chelsea’s official website.

Chelsea say goodbye to Kante

“His tireless performances in midfield contributed to several trophy wins and has guaranteed him a place in the club’s history.

“We wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter in his career,” the club said.

Kante’s first taste of life in the Premier League came at Leicester City after he signed from French club Caen in August 2015.

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In a historic 2015/16 debut season, he helped the Foxes produce one of the greatest stories in the competition’s history, featuring in 37 of their 38 matches as Leicester were crowned Premier League champions.

Kante’s game evolved during his time at Stamford Bridge and he played in a more advanced midfield role en route to Chelsea winning the 2019 Europa League. The Frenchman, despite nursing an injury, starred in the final in Baku as Arsenal were beaten.

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The Blues are set to lose at least four players to various Saudi Arabian clubs next season.

Kante already signed with one of the Saudi clubs

The five players include Romelu Lukaku Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly and Hakim Ziyech.

Chelsea finished 12th in the English Premier League last season and are desperate to sign quality players in order to compete for top honours again.

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