Liverpool are closely monitoring N’Golo Kante’s Chelsea contract talks as they eye up a midfield overhaul, sources have told Football Insider.
The 31-year-old has been locked in negotiations with the Londoners for some time over an extension to his current deal, which expires this summer.
It is believed that Chelsea are in advanced talks with Kante over a new one-year deal with an option for a further 12 months.
Todd Boehly’s mega spenders were hesitant to offer a new deal to the injury-plagued two-times Premier League champion but eventually tabled an offer.
The new contract on the table is heavily incentivised with bonuses as per the club’s new wage structure since Boehly’s takeover at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea consider Kante talks a top priority after agreeing terms with Thiago Silva and stalling in negotiations with Mason Mount.