- N'Golo Kante set to be offered £290,000 per week by Chelsea
- The Blues are reportedly ready to extend his contract until 2023
- Kante has been heavily linked to join French champions PSG
Chelsea have offered France international N'Golo Kante a new five-year deal worth £290,000 a week, The Times report.
The Blues are willing to make him their highest-paid player in a bid to keep the midfielder away from the clutches of Paris Saint-Germain.
The 27-year-old would approximately double his wages and earn a staggering £75m over the course of a contract that would see him stay at Stamford Bridge for two years until 2023.
And the Frenchman's weekly pay packet would be around £70,000 more than Eden Hazard who could also be offered a new deal to keep him away from Real Madrid.
Paris Saint-Germain made Kante their top target at the start of the summer and his stock only rose after France won the World Cup.
New manager Maurizio Sarri is keen on keeping his stars as Barcelona and Madrid eye Hazard and Willian.
Thibaut Courtois is also firmly in Real's sights and could leave for around £35m with just a year to left on his contract.
As the Italian manager tries to convince the trio to stay, he is also looking to wrap up deals for two of his former players.
Chelsea have reportedly lodged a £35m bid for Juventus defender Mattia Caldara after they failed to lure his defensive partner Daniele Rugani.
The Standard also claim that the Blues have made contact with Inter Milan over Uruguay international midfielder Matias Vecino, 26.
Sarri worked with both men at Empoli and reckons they could perform key roles in a new-look side.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Chelsea winger Wilian has expressed his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge, despite rumours linking him with Barcelona and Manchester United.
The 29-year-old attacker told Globo Esporte: "I'm back to England. I'm very happy at Chelsea. I'm very happy living in London."
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