N’Golo Kante has revealed he rejected a move to Manchester United before swapping Leicester for Chelsea this summer.
The 25-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge for a reported £32m after winning the Premier League title with Leicester, but not before he received a call from United manager Jose Mourinho.
He 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.”
Kante arrived at Leicester from Caen in 2015 before moving to Stamford Bridge.