The midfielder has a good offer from Chelsea but wants to see what Barça will do
N'Golo Kanté's future could be decided ahead of schedule. Barcelona have been testing the water over a possible signing in the summer and conversations were on the right track, although they had not ended pending his return from injury.
Chelsea have now entered the scene with a good renewal offer until 2026, as announced by 'Foot Mercato,' and the player has urged Barça to carry out their latest proposal with the aim of making an immediate decision.
Barça like Kante but he does not generate a one hundred percent consensus across the club. He is an experienced and world-class player, but his age and the injury that has kept him off the pitch all season has led to some doubts.
Chelsea's offer has complicated things because Kanté now has a good financial proposal to continue in London, something that had not been the case in recent months.
Kanté is the highest-paid player at the English club but the offer contains a lower salary, albeit with three more years on his deal, something that pleases the player and his camp.
Barça must now decide if they make a move or stop bidding for the player, who would be a good market opportunity because he would arrive for free.
The coaching staff's idea as Barça, seeing how expensive the market for midfielders is, is to reconvert Frenkie de Jong to play Sergio Busquets' position at the same time as trying to get the club captain to continue for at least six more months before he disembarks for MLS.
From there, the club would sign a midfielder who can play as a pivot and Kanté was one of the candidates, although Rúben Neves and Jorginho also appear on the list.
The Blaugrana were optimistic about the possible arrival of Kanté, but they are not going to go crazy with their economic proposal.