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Chelsea ace Kante: Mourinho called urging me to join Man Utd...!

N'Golo Kante has revealed how he chose Chelsea over Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.

Mourinho called the former Leicester City midfielder, 25, trying to persuade him to move to Old Trafford.

But Kante revealed he was bowled over by Antonio Conte's Chelsea project as he agreed his switch to West London.

Kante said: “It was amazing to have Mourinho call me, even though I'd been warned before how he would appeal to me.

“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."

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