Chelsea have signed Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante on a five-year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £30m. The defensive midfielder joined from Caen last summer for £6m and went on to make 40 appearances in Leicester’s Premier League-winning campaign.
Kante, 25, was part of the France squad that reached the final of Euro 2016. “I am so happy to have signed for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It’s a dream come true for me,” he said. Kante is Chelsea’s second signing of the summer after Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi joined from Marseille.
“The opportunity to work with Antonio Conte, a brilliant coach, and some of the best players in the world was simply too good to turn down,” said Kante.