Chelsea and French midfielder Ngolo Kante has been officially served summon due to a contract dispute between himself and his former agent Nouari Khiari which reportedly dates back to 2016. French news outlet L’Equipe says that Khiari is accusing the two-times Premier League player of the season of owing him £3.4m which they are yet to settle.
The summon was filed and sent to the Chelsea player’s home as well as his club headquarters on 11th of March. The two people were said to have split in 2019, but the agent claims the player owes him remuneration terms on the contract and a further percentage on a deal with Adidas. And as the legal dispute continues, Kante has said he has no plans of dumping the Blues when the summer transfer window reopens unless the club decides to offload him.
With these reports, if he is found guilty of the allegations it will surely spoil the good name he has built for himself in the English Premier League. The 29-year-old has built a reputation as one of the finest Premier League midfielders, and as such attracted the likes of top European clubs like Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
The Blues have struggled to keep Ngolo Kante fit this season, with the 29-year-old missing more than 20 matches through a string of injuries. Ngolo Kante who is on a £290,000-a-week wages at Stamford Bridge and is currently the club’s top earner will only leave the club if they insist he leaves. The case about his debt to his former agent Mr Khiari has not been granted hearing yet and so we can not tell if the agent is right or wrong.