The France international is fresh from helping his country reach the final of Euro 2016 earlier in the summer, following an incredible debut season in the Premier League which saw Kante win the title with Leicester City.
That remarkable feat saw Kante win a £30 million move to Chelsea, but he’s revealed things could have been very different had he listened to the offer from Old Trafford.
Revealing that Jose Mourinho personally called him to try and persuade him, Kante said, via Sky Sports:
“It was amazing to have Mourinho call me, even though I’d been warned before how he would appeal to me.
“I listened to his arguments about why I should move to United. But at that time I was hesitant between staying at Leicester or leaving for Chelsea.
“My discussions with them were already well underway. But when I spoke, I had a good feeling with Conte.”
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