• I’m not the same player as Makelele – Kante

    I’m not the same player as Makelele – Kante

    New Chelsea signing N’Golo Kante has said he is not the same player as former Blues midfielder Claude Makelele.

    Kante, 25, joined Chelsea from Premier League champions Leicester City this summer for a fee reported to be worth around £30 million.

    Like his French compatriot Makelele, who won two league titles with Chelsea, Kante is a deep-lying midfielder and is heralded for his ability to break up play.

    But Kante intends to leave his own legacy at Stamford Bridge, saying in The Sun: […]

  • Claude Makelele leaves AS Monaco by mutual agreement

    Claude Makelele leaves AS Monaco by mutual agreement

    Claude Makelele has left his role as technical director at Monaco, the club says.

    The former France star only took the job in January but Monaco, who slipped to a third-place finish in Ligue 1, announced the move on Monday.

    “AS Monaco and Claude Makelele announced today the completion of their co-operation by mutual agreement,” a statement read.

    “The club would like to thank the former French international for the work undertaken since his arrival. AS Monaco can only wish the best for […]