- N'golo Kante seems satisfied at Chelsea despite his limited playing status
- The France international has a deal with the Blues until the summer of 2023
- Thomas Tuchel tried poaching him for PSG but the midfielder turned the offer down to remain at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea midfielder N'golo Kante has revealed he shunned interests from Paris Saint Germain to remain at Stamford Bridge last summer.
The French World Cup winner said he turned down a chance to join Thomas Tuchel at the Ligue 1 club because he was happy with the Blues.
Six months down the lane, the same German manager becomes the 29-year-old's manager at the London club. The former Leicester City star told the club website:
"I knew in the past there was some contact with Paris Saint-Germain when he was the manager, but it was not something I wanted.
"It did not happen because I was happy at Chelsea and I stayed here. I haven’t spoken to the manager about it!"
Kante has a deal with Chelsea until 2013 after initially joining them from Leicester in 2016 after helping the Foxes win their historic Premier League title.
Tuchel is slowly reintroducing Kante to his line-up after a spell out with a hamstring injury as reported by SunSport.
Starts against Southampton and Manchester United have come alongside a number of substitute appearances, and the player spoke of his frustration at being injured. He continued:
"When injury comes, you play two weeks, and then you get injured, it’s not the best. You don’t feel like you are giving the best to the club or your team-mates.
"You can learn from these times to appreciate more the time you are fit, when you can play and train with your team-mates. When I have been injured it’s a period of reflection of what you can do better.
"I realise now it’s better to take more time to recover. I speak with the medical staff to get the best out of me for the team. This is something I have learned.
"I am happy now to feel good. We have played so many games in a short time, so the injury can come back, but we try to prevent more injuries. I have learned when you are not ready, take more time because that will help the team more."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Thiago Silva has returned to full training after missing a couple of games for Chelsea due to injury problems.
The Brazilian was not available for the Blues when they faced Southampton, Atletico Madrid and Man United in their crucial matches in February.
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The 36-year-old suffered a thigh injury during Chelsea's win over Tottenham in the early part of last month.
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