N’Golo Kanté turned down the chance to join PSG in the January transfer window.
The Paris club have been long-term admirers of the defensive midfielder, who was brought up in the city.
This was not the first time they had made an approach for him. The first time was just after he had won the Premier league with Leicester City, but the French international preferred to stay in England and moved to West London instead.
With just 18 months left on his current contract at Stamford Bridge, they were hoping to entice him home and made a serious offer to buy him on the last day of the January window.
Kanté though Is happy in England and prefers the relative anonymity of London to being back in Paris where he knows that the demands on him and attention he receives would be much greater.
He has just won his 52nd cap for France in the friendly defeat of South Africa.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.