October 18, (THEWILL) – N’Golo Kante and Jorginho’s contracts are up for renewal, and Chelsea’s new owners are considering their futures with the club.
The 31-year-old Kante and 30-year-old Jorginho have one year remaining on their contracts at Stamford Bridge. Neither player has reached an agreement regarding an extension, and both players are free to discuss free transfers to any foreign teams in January.
However, those in charge at Stamford Bridge disagree on whether to provide extensions to the pair of players even though Chelsea is still open to discussing new contracts with each of them. Because of their ages, Chelsea is currently reluctant to comply with their demands for significant salaries and they are wary of Kante, who has a history of hamstring injuries that have kept him out of action for the past three months.
The wages needed to pursue Declan Rice of West Ham, a former Blues Academy graduate, would be easily freed up if both players were allowed to leave on free transfers. Rice is frequently brought up in discussions about the futures of Kante and Jorginho at Stamford Bridge.
Although Mateo Kovacic, Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and 18-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka are the only other natural midfielders in Graham Potter’s current team, losing both players would leave Chelsea with a relatively depleted midfield. Yet, Potter would not object to losing either player.