Liverpool have been dealt another transfer blow after it was revealed that Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante wants to stay in London
The Reds have had a forgettable season, with every opportunity for silverware slipping through their fingers.
Meanwhile, their chances of qualifying for next year’s Champions League appear to have vanished, leaving Jurgen Klopp eagerly anticipating the summer transfer window.
Kante, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is one of the names linked with a move to Anfield.
Following Liverpool’s withdrawal from the race to sign Jude Bellingham, Kante would be a much cheaper option to help shore up their shaky midfield.
However, according to Kante’s entourage, the 31-year-old is keen to remain in the capital, putting a serious dent in Liverpool’s transfer plans.
Liverpool dealt a blow to Kante.
According to Football Insider, if Kante becomes available, Liverpool will be on high alert.
Despite recent comments indicating that the France international may reject their advances due to his “London habits,”
Kante’s entourage stated in an interview with French news outlet Le Parisien: “N’Golo would like to continue his career in London, where he has his habits.”
“He enjoyed working with Antonio Conte, but Tottenham fired him.”
Arsenal allegedly inquired about the midfielder’s availability as well, but chose to sign Blues teammate Jorginho instead.
“Arsenal also inquired,” it was reported. “I believe he will stay at Chelsea for another two or three years before moving to the Middle East.”
In other news, Liverpool have reportedly compiled a seven-man shortlist that includes Mason Mount, Connor Gallagher, and Youri Tielemans, as Klopp prepares for a major overhaul this summer.