N’Golo Kante is reluctant to leave Chelsea as his contract runs down.
Negotiations have stalled between Kante and the West Londoners over the length of a potential extension.
The 31-year-old wants a three to four year deal comparable to the one given to new signing Kalidou Koulibaly over the summer.
But, wary of his injury record in recent seasons, Chelsea only wants to commit to a two-year deal.
Kante is happy living in London and has even reportedly been offered to Arsenal and Tottenham by his representatives.
But Le10 Sport says his preference would be to stay at Chelsea.
The midfielder has not played since the 2-2 draw with Tottenham on August 14.