Chelsea star undergoes medical in London as stunning £100 million Saudi Arabia move is agreed

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante will bring an end to seven-year stay at Chelsea to an end after agreeing to move to Saudi.

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is preparing to say goodbye to Chelsea after agreeing to move to Saudi Arabia for a reported £100 million a year wages.

Kante joins fellow French midfielder Karim Benzema, who has ended his association with Real Madrid and decided to move to the Arabian country for a wage in the region of £200 million.

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Kante who has been brilliant since moving from Leicester to Chelsea was expected to sign a new deal at the club but the head-turning offer by Al-Ittihad was just too good to turn down.

Chelsea are looking to rebuild their squad with players including Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount rumoured to be on their way out.

Kante won the Premier League with the Blues, under Antonio Conte as well as the FA Cup. He was a key player as Chelsea won the Europa League and was the man of the match as the Blues defied the odds to beat Manchester City to lift their second Champions League trophy.

Before Chelsea, he lifted the Premier League trophy with Leicester, and his humility has won him widespread respect across football.

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Kante had his medical in London on Wednesday and is now expected to sign his contract before flying into Saudi later this week for his unveiling.

Cristiano Ronaldo was a landmark signing in the country in January when he joined Al Nassr after his contract with Manchester United was cancelled.

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