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Atletico Madrid join Liverpool in transfer race for Chelsea midfielder

Ngolo Kante of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Chelsea FC at Goodison Park on August 06, 2022 in Liverpool, England

Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante in the summer transfer window. 

The 31-year-old started the first two Premier League matches this season but has since been sidelined with injury issues. 

Despite his fitness problems this season, Kante is still regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. 

According to Mundo Deportivo, Atletico are keen to sign the France international on a free transfer with his current contract expiring in the summer. 

Los Colchoneros have endured a disappointing 2022-23 campaign and face the prospect of missing out on a top-four spot in La Liga

Atletico could be set for a major revamp in the summer transfer window. And considering their financial issues, the prospect of signing Kante on a free transfer will likely appeal to them. 

However, as per El Nacional, Liverpool are also eyeing a move for the 31-year-old to bolster their midfield.

The Reds desperately need new midfielders. Fabinho is currently out of form, while Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are on the wrong side of 30. 

Arthur Melo will likely return to Juventus at the end of his loan deal, while Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all out of contract in the summer. 

Liverpool have also been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham.

However, without Champions League football for next season, they may be unable to convince the England international to join them

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