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Ranieri reveals Kante wasn’t his first choice to sign at Leicester but certainly didn’t want to him to Chelsea

Date Posted,April 9, 2017

Claudio Ranieri has revealed he did not want to sell N’Golo Kante to Chelsea.

Kante was one of Leicester’s star players in their incredible Premier League title winning campaign last season, but was sold to Chelsea for £30million during the summer.

Frenchman Kante has gone from strength to strength at Stamford Bridge and is in line to win his second title in as many years.

But Ranieri, who was brutally sacked as Leicester boss last month, admits the decision to allow Kante to leave was out of his hands.

“I didn’t want to sell Kante,” Ranieri said on Monday Night Football.

Kante has become one of Chelsea’s key men in midfield (Photo: PA)
Ngolo Kante of Leicester City poses with the Premier League Trophy with his family as players and staffs celebrate the season champion after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom.
Kante was one of Leicester’s top players in the title chase (Photo: Getty)
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