Ebene News – GB – Kante ‘was on the brink of Arsenal move before Conte persuaded him to join Chelsea’

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ANTONIO CONTE reportedly won N’Golo Kante to sign Chelsea midfielder – just as he was set to join Arsenal

The French international has the chance to add to his World Cup, Premier League and FA Cup medals with the Blues Champions League race this year

But it could have been a very different story for the player and the club if he had chosen another club in the capital in 2016

Having helped Leicester win a fairytale title, Kante was a hot property in the transfer market

According to the Telegraph, a move to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal was in the works when Chelsea came to call

The £ 30million deal was struck after then Blues boss Conte called the midfielder to convince him he would win a second Prem crown in a row at Stamford Bridge

It has already been claimed that a row over agent fees led the Gunners to step down and sign Granit Xhaka instead

While the Swiss midfielder was unable to threaten the Premier League trophy, Kante continued to lift it that year with Conte’s Chelsea

And Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Real Madrid marks the furthest it has come in the competition after some 16 outings in previous years

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel sang the star’s praises ahead of the draw, which prepares for an exciting 1-1 final

He said: “[Kante] is the guy who needs to win trophies and that’s why we’re so happy he’s here

“I dreamed of this player, to fight for this player in any club I coached, so now he’s my player and he’s won all the trophies except the Champions League

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Ebene News – GB – Kante ‘was at the edge of Arsenal move before Conte convinces him to join Chelsea ‘

Source: https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/7065223/kante-arsenal-transfer-chelsea-conte/