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Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante: I REALLY wanted Marseille deal

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kanté has again spoken of turning down Marseille 18 months ago.

While leaving, Caen, Kante chose to join Leicester City ahead of OM.

He explained to Canal+: "The clubs that wanted the most to recruit me, to make offers, were Leicester and Marseille.

"And I, at the beginning, for my career, I wanted to remain in France with a big club. I remember the generations with Niang, Ribery, we saw them in the Champions League, it was a team that I liked.

"But the two clubs did not agree, and I did not want to go to the (transfer) deadline. I thought it would be nice to join this Premier League club, putting a first foot in the Premier League.

"There is no regret to have, it was really a beautiful year."

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