Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante Explains Why He Turned Down Manchester United

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante Explains Why He Turned Down Manchester United

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has revealed that he turned down Manchester United and Jose Mourinho in the summer in order to move to Stamford Bridge.

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.”

Instead, United signed Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as Mourinho looks to mount United’s first serious title challenge since they last won it in 2013.
But what do you make of Kante’s revelation? Would United be a much better team with him in it? And could he win the league in May with Chelsea?

Let us know in the comments section below…



We talk last weekend in the Scottish Premiership, plus Celtic in the Champions League, Rangers’ signings, the Scotland squad and much more:

More in Football

Cristiano Ronaldo: One More Goal Towards His Legend

Jonny BoyleJanuary 13, 2021

The Growing Diversity of Online Football-Related Games

Jonny BoyleDecember 18, 2020

Best Ever Premier League Transfers

Jonny BoyleDecember 14, 2020

6 Best Youth Football Academies with Historical Roots That Have Managed to Pass the Test of Time

Jonny BoyleNovember 26, 2020

Jamie Young’s Journey To The Top

Jonny BoyleNovember 18, 2020

Why AC Milan Visit is a Significant Point in Celtic’s Season

Jonny BoyleOctober 22, 2020

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020

Why We Should All Be Excited About Leeds United’s Premier League Return

Jonny BoyleSeptember 8, 2020