N’Golo Kante is on a listing of round 10 targets who’ve been contacted by Saudi officers.© Instagram
World Cup-winning France midfielder N’Golo Kante’s deliberate transfer to Saudi aspect Al-Ittihad is being stalled by medical points, a membership supply advised AFP on Thursday. Kante, 32, has a historical past of accidents and missed six months of Chelsea’s Premier League season with a hamstring drawback. The Al-Ittihad supply stated Kante had signed a binding settlement however the membership have been analyzing the outcomes of medical exams earlier than agreeing a remaining deal. On Tuesday, the Jeddah-based membership formally unveiled 35-year-old French Ballon d’Or-winner Karim Benzema as the largest signing of their historical past.
“Kante signed a binding settlement, not a remaining contract,” the supply stated.
“We nonetheless overview the medical checkup outcome. He has an extended harm historical past and we need to watch out earlier than signing an enormous contract.”
Benzema’s signing got here after Portuguese famous person Cristiano Ronaldo joined Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr in January in a deal stated to be value greater than 400 million euros ($431 million).
Benzema and Kante are on a listing of round 10 targets who’ve been contacted by Saudi officers, a supply near the negotiations advised AFP final week.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi introduced on Wednesday he had turned down a blockbuster deal in Saudi Arabia in favour of becoming a member of MLS aspect Inter Miami.