Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri has reportedly told N’GoloKante to make a decision about his future. He has told the midfielder that he is free to leave if he wants to but he must let the club know.
Indeed, Ranieri will want to know whether he can count on the French midfielder for next season.
There has been news that Chelsea is interested in the player and had offered the club £30million for the French international. At the moment Leicester City has denied the offer and is still negotiating with the player for a new deal. They will be hoping that they can convince the player to stay with them like they did with Jamie Vardy.
However, it is believed that N’GoloKante wants to play for a bigger club and might consider moving abroad. It is reported that there is a Chinese club Shanghai SIPG that is also prepared to pay around £35m for the player. At the moment the French midfielder has not said anything about his decision and is still considering all options.
Claudio Ranieri said that there is so much speculation about the future of N’GoloKante, but he wants the situation to settle as quickly as possible. He said that he would not stand in the way if the player wants to leave but he needs to know whether he can count on the player for the new season. Ideally, he wants to get an answer before the start of the first friendly match against Paris Saint-Germain.
Ranieri said that he is just a coach and not the manager of the club. He hopes that the team gets the best value from the player but as a coach he wants him to stay at the club as he is an important part of the team.