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N'Golo Kante 'at home' at Chelsea amid PSG links

N'Golo Kante insisted that he considers Chelsea his "home" and has no interest in leaving Stamford Bridge to join Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season.

Chelsea face a summer of uncertainty in the transfer market, with Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois both attracting interest from Real Madrid as they consider whether to commit to new long-term contracts at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte is also expected to leave at the end of a season in which Chelsea are struggling to finish in the Premier League's top four, and reports in France have suggested that PSG could try to exploit the situation at Stamford Bridge by luring both the Italian and Kante to Parc des Princes.

But speaking after helping Chelsea beat his former club Leicester City to book a place in the FA Cup semifinals, Kante told the Evening Standard:

"I am at home. It is my club, I am a Chelsea player," he said.

"This is my second year at Chelsea. After what happened last season, it was a very good one for us because we got to celebrate winning the title.

"In the second season, I have got to play in the Champions League and we are going again to finish in the top four. We will fight until the end to finish in the top four and to get in a Champions League position.

"We also have the FA Cup to play for -- it is a good competition. Last season we failed in the final. It is the only trophy we can win this season, so we have to give everything to get to the final and win it."

Kante has become a fan favourite at Chelsea since arriving from Leicester City for £30 million in the summer of 2016, powering the club's charge to the Premier League title and being voted PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year for his consistently outstanding performances.

The France international has three years left to run on a contract that reportedly earns him £150,000-a-week, and Chelsea regard him as central to their long-term plans.

Liam is ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Liam_Twomey.


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