If reports are true, Antonio Conte will surely try to reunite with ‘brilliant’ Premier League player at Tottenham - TBR View
Chelsea verbally offered the French midfielder a two-year deal, with an option for a third year but Kante is looking for a longer contract.
Unless talks progress over the coming months, the 31-year-old will leave Chelsea for free next summer.
And it could be the perfect opportunity for Conte to reunite with the ‘brilliant’ Kante after managing him at Chelsea.
Conte will surely try to reunite with Kante
But if Kante does run his contract down at Chelsea, then this will no longer stand in the way of a possible deal.
Conte worked with the Frenchman during his time at Stamford Bridge and the pair won a Premier League title together.
The Italian certainly managed to get the best out of Kante and the player admitted he played his best football under Conte.
He said: “With Antonio Conte in the period we won more than 10 games in a row.
“At that time when we were going on the pitch we were very confident, the team were playing very well, we managed to dominate our opponents and to win.
“I felt very good on the pitch. That was a beautiful time.”
If Kante does become available for free next summer, Conte will surely try to sign the midfielder for his Spurs side.
The Tottenham boss has shown he is willing to work with his former players again having signed Ivan Perisic this summer.
And as Kante clearly holds him in high regard, Conte could try to convince the player to make the switch next summer.
It’s unclear whether the midfielder would join Spurs given the fierce rivalry between the two London clubs.
But if he does become a free agent next summer, then Conte could be tempted to try and sign him.
The Frenchman would certainly add some know-how to the Spurs squad having won two Premier League titles, a Champions League and a World Cup.
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