N’Golo Kante reveals Man Utd attempted to sign him prior to Chelsea move
By Nick Lustig
Last Updated: 02/09/16 11:34am
N’Golo Kante has revealed Jose Mourinho attempted to lure him to Manchester United this summer prior to his move to Chelsea.
The France midfielder received a personal phone call from the United boss just weeks after helping Leicester claim their first Premier League title.
But despite holding discussions with Mourinho, Kante decided against a move to United and completed a £32m switch to Chelsea, where he linked up with new Blues head coach Antonio Conte.
"It was amazing to have Mourinho call me, even though I'd been warned before how he would appeal to me," Kante said.
"I listened to his arguments about why I should move to United.
"But at that time I was hesitant between staying at Leicester or leaving for Chelsea.
"My discussions with them were already well underway. But when I spoke, I had a good feeling with Conte."
Chelsea have enjoyed a perfect start to the new Premier League season, winning all three of their opening matches, with Kante completing 90 minutes in each game.