Date: 19th June 2023 at 1:40pm
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With the transfer window now officially open, Premier League clubs are already busy completing deals ahead of next season. 

The likes of Harry Kane, Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo look set to be at the centre of the biggest transfer sagas, but several other players will also be on the move in the coming weeks.

Chelsea look set to be one of the busiest top flight clubs this summer, with new manager Mauricio Pochettino having inherited a huge playing squad.

Owner Todd Boehly has spent more than £500 million on new signings since taking charge of the club last summer, and the Blues will therefore now need to move some players on.

Now, it appears that one of Chelsea’s key players has agreed a move away from the club.

As per Fabrizio Romano, midfielder N’Golo Kante has signed a contract with Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.

The Frenchman’s contract with Chelsea will expire at the end of the month, but it had initially looked likely that he would agree an extension and stay put in west London.

Kante is set to depart Chelsea after seven years with the club

Romano claims that he will instead depart at the end of the month, though, having signed a four-year contract that will earn him a remarkable £85 million.

Kante, 32, joined Chelsea from Leicester City back in 2016 after helping the Foxes to their shock Premier League title win.

He then played a key role as the Blues won the title during his first season in London, and became a key player for the club during his seven-year stay.

In total, the France international has made 269 appearances for Chelsea across all competitions, winning six trophies including the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

It is also claimed that Kante will also benefit from additional earnings on top of his salary for image rights and commercial deals.

The former Leicester man will join Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the Saudi Pro League, with the latter having also agreed to sign for Al-Ittihad when his contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the month.

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