It is no secret that Real Madrid tried very hard to bring Paul Pogba this summer. Even Florentino Perez admitted it in the last interview. It seems that Real Madrid have already given up and said that for now, the Frenchman will not leave Old Trafford for any treasures. However, Zinedine Zidane is not particularly worried about this because he has already thought of a possible alternative. Also from France. Also from the Premier League. Only much lower. so, it’s clear that If not Pogba, Zidane thought of a possible alternative N’Golo Kante.
N’Golo Kante is the missing piece of Real Madrid’s rebuilding project under Zinedine Zidane – but will he leave #CFC? @liam_twomey and @SJohnsonSport with the latest instalment of Inside Chelsea.https://t.co/tJU3aWBoct
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) September 12, 2019
According to “The Athletic” Real will now focus on acquiring N’Golo Kante. Apparently, the envoys of Real Madrid are constantly watching the Frenchman in action. Not only that, Real had even initially contacted Chelsea and asked her to inform them about any offers that affect Kante.
So that Real Madrid can immediately refer to them. You can see that Real takes this matter seriously but he can not count on bringing Kante faster than in almost a year. Why?
Sports Witness | #Chelsea have agreed a first refusal deal with Real Madrid over the future of N’Golo Kante. According to the story, if Chelsea decide to sell Kante in the summer of 2020, they will alert Real Madrid, who will have the option to match any bid from elsewhere. #CFC pic.twitter.com/j8xgK7TdZj
— The Blues (@TheBlues___) September 11, 2019
At this point, you must remember about the Chelsea transfer ban which will continue during the January window. This means that Chelsea will not bring anyone in return and they can not afford such an important player to leave without a suitable substitute.
Only in the summer, they will be able to bring someone and they will also have large funds for it. They will put off some of them and most will get from Real Madrid for a Frenchman. Unless of course, they decide to sell it because Kante may turn out to be another player about whom Perez will be able to complain to the press that he is unmoving.