SHOCKER!!! Chelsea Lied To Us About Kante’s Transfer Fee In 2016 (Check The Full Details Of The Deal)

In the summer transfer of 2016, English Premier League giants Chelsea won the battle against French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germaine and Spanish giants Real Madrid to sign N’Golo Kante from Leicester City for 38 million euros. But if any club moves to sign him in the future, it would be advisable that they first take his agents’ fees into account, something Chelsea mistakenly overlooked two years ago.

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According to the latest revelations by the transfer scrutiny website Football leaks, the player’s agents, Gregory Dakad and Abdelkarim Douis, pocketed 12 million euros between them from the transfer deal between Leicester and Chelsea – with the former earning 7 million euros and latter, 5 million euros.

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The agents’ commissions – the equivalent of a third of the player’s transfer fee – came as a surprise to Chelsea. And in an email obtained by Football Leaks, club director, María Granovskaia, told owner Roman Abramovich “not to faint” when she broke the news to him about Dakad and Douis’ astronomical fees.

But despite this, Kante’s overall cost, in hindsight, may now seem like a bargain to Chelsea’s board, considering the French international has established himself as one of best defensive midfielders in the world, with a current market value of 80 million euros, according to transfermarkt.com.

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The Story behind how Kante refuses offshore payments from Chelsea

This is the second revelation surrounding N’Golo Kante brought to light this week. According to documents acquired by Football Leaks, the French player refused to accept offshore payments from Chelsea designed to help him avoid paying income tax.

Reportedly, Kante had initially agreed to an offshore account being set up in his name, to which a portion of his salary related to image rights would be paid. But later on, the player refused to accept payments to the offshore account, demanding he wanted “a normal salary”.

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“N’Golo is inflexible, he simply wants a normal salary. After reading numerous press articles on image rights and tax investigations against players and clubs, N’Golo is increasingly concerned that the set-up proposed to him could be questioned by the tax authorities. N’Golo decided that he did not want to take any risks,” read the Football Leaks-obtained email from his tax advisor to Chelsea.

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Do you think N’golo Kante is worth the amount Chelsea paid for him in 2016? 

Super Eagles star listed in Europe’s top five leagues Team of the Week

The accolades continue to pour in for Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi and the latest recognition is the midfielder named to the U21 Team of the Week from Europe’s top five leagues that is the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1. Ndidi put on a brilliant display in Leicester City’s goalless draw with Burnley last weekend and was subsequently named as Man of the Match before making the Premier League Team of the Week.
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Football statistics website Whoscored.com has selected the best rated U21 from Europe’s top five leagues across the weekend action, with the Nigeria international named in central midfield along with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar. On Ndidi they wrote : ”Under difficult circumstances, Leicester were held 0-0 at home by Burnley on Saturday. The Foxes will feel unfortunate not to have come away with all three points and Wilfred Ndidi was particularly impressive for Claude Puel’s side.
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”The Nigeria international remarkably won 10 aerial duels against the Clarets, while also completing five tackles and interceptions combined. Ndidi also had five efforts on goal and registered two key passes in an all-action display.” For the first time in 32 months, Ndidi will not suit up for the Super Eagles in a competitive match when they face South Africa this weekend after a late yellow card he was shown against Libya earned him an automatic one-match ban .
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EMOTIONAL! Leicester star reveals what Srivaddhanaprabha told him before he died

The death of Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha came as a huge shock to millions of football followers in the world and for England midfielder James Maddison, it was a huge loss.

The tragic helicopter crash which claimed five lives and stunned the football world just two weeks ago have left most Foxes players heartbroken but inspire as they want to make him proud.

The 21-year-old, revealed the first words Srivaddhanaprabha said to him followinghis £22million summer move from Norwich.

The midfielder – whose side confirmed they will build a statue in honour of the late owner – said: “I hadn’t been here long, we were doing a photo shoot when the chairman arrived, gave me a big hug and said, ‘My new No 10… go and score goals for me James!’.

“I thought right away, ‘I like this guy!’ Whether you had known him for four or five months or ten years, once you’d met Vichai you knew the person he was. He was such a brilliant man.”

Maddison responded to his chairman’s challenge with three goals in his first six games and was soon rewarded with his first senior England call.

Leicester City are yet to lose a match since the death of the club owner or concede a goal following the goalless draw at home against Burnley at the King Power Stadium today.

BREAKING: Iheanacho booked as Leicester and Burnley ends goalless

The young Nigeria striker came on in the second half, but got booked, as Leicester City were held to a goalless draw at the King Power stadium by Burnley in their Premier League encounter on Saturday.

An emotional day at the King Power Stadium saw Leicester City held by Burnley, in the hosts’ first home match since their owner died.

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Leicester City were held to a 0-0 draw by Burnley on an emotional return to action at the King Power Stadium for the first time since chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash near the ground two weeks ago.

Fans and players alike paid tribute before the match to Srivaddhanaprabha and the four others who lost their lives on October 27, but Leicester were unable to claim the points.

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It certainly was not for a lack of trying, as the home side controlled most of the match and crafted some good chances, but Rachid Ghezzal was denied by the crossbar and Joe Hart impressed in the Burnley goal.

Claude Puel’s men generally dominated the second period as well, yet Burnley – who had lost three straight games – made a marked improvement and left with a much-needed point.

Leicester looked up for the occasion early on and went desperately close to the opener in the 15th minute, but Matt Lowton blocked Jamie Vardy’s goal-bound effort on the line.

The frame of the goal then came to Burnley’s rescue soon after, denying Ghezzal’s stooping header from a pin-point Marc Albrighton cross.

Demarai Gray was the next to go close – Hart brilliantly thwarting the winger in a one-on-one situation just prior to the half-hour mark.

Leicester looked bright again at the start of the second half, but Albrighton shot straight at Hart from about 12 yards.

Burnley should have capitalised on Leicester’s profligacy 17 minutes from the end when former Leicester striker Chris Wood sliced a volley over inside the penalty area. Leicester’s late surges lacked direction, and in the end Burnley had little difficulty holding on.

What does it mean? Burnley stop the rot

Having conceded 13 goals in their past three Premier League outings, Burnley were there for the taking. However, they managed to dig deep and claim a commendable point, to end their losing run.

Ghezzal stakes his claim

By no means a regular starter, an injury to James Maddison handed Ghezzal an opportunity and he certainly did not look out of place. He was bright in possession, offered a little craft in the final third and generally caught the eye.

Vardy struggles to make impact

Aside from an early shot that was cleared off the line, Vardy had very little influence on proceedings, as Leicester had little success trying to play him in behind the deep Burnley defence.

What’s next?

Leicester travel to Brighton and Hove Albion after the international break, while Burnley host Newcastle United.

[Pictures] Ndidi, Iheanacho pay very emotional final tribute to club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Before the game club ambassador Alan Birchenall introduced a poignant video showing Srivaddhanaprabha and Leicester’s achievements – winning the Sky Bet Championship and Premier League – under him. His son, and vice chairman, Aiyawatt laid a wreath ahead of a two-minute silence for Remembrance Sunday and the helicopter crash victims.

 Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha carried a wreath onto the pitch today

 Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha couldn't hold back the tears today

Players wore shirts with the late owner’s name embroidered on while Harry Maguire, James Maddison, Andy King and Hamza Choudhury – who did not feature against Burnley – led a march of fans from the city centre.

 Jamie Vardy wore a commemorative T-shirt before the game

 Leicester players joined fans on today's march for their tragic owner

Over 10,000 are estimated to have walked from Jubilee Square to the King Power Stadium with Aiyawatt viewing the floral tributes at the end.

 Leicester fans took part in the '5000-1 March' for Khun Vichai today

The march also honoured Kaveporn Punpare, Nusara Suknamai, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz who lost their lives in the accident. In a special programme manager Claude Puel, Jamie Vardy, Wes Morgan and King penned tributes.

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The 60-year-old died in a helicopter crash along with four others two weeks ago. The Foxes played at home for the first time since the accident, against Burnley, today and Schmeichel wrote a touching piece in the programme describing his emotions of the night following the  1-1 draw with West Ham.

 Players and fans observed a minute's silence before kick-off at Leicester

Riyad Mahrez’s stunning wife reveals VERY INTERESTING details about the Manchester City star

The wife of Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez says Man City star isn’t a ‘typical’ footballer and still shops at Asda despite £200,000-a-week wages. Rita insists he’s not a ‘typical footballer’ as he doesn’t drink or cheat. Exclusively speaking to The Sun Rita, originally from Gravesend, Kent said: “Our lifestyle is pretty lavish as everyone wants the best and to have luxury things. “We all want that good life and luxury lifestyle because what’s everyone working hard for at the end of the day. But while it’s nice to have it’s not what makes you happy.

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“Riyad is a really grounded and humble guy and I hope it won’t change us. I love Asda as it’s so convenient and you can get some nice pyjamas in there. I do my own grocery shopping but it’s starting to become a problem. If Riyad’s holding shopping bags he gets people coming up to him so we might have to start sending someone for us soon.” Aspiring pop star Rita, 24, is now set to join the elite WAGs after her husband signed to one of the richest clubs in England, on reported wages of £200,000-a-week.

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But his glamorous wife Rita says she’s not worried Riyad, 27, will start playing away as the Algerian prefers hoovering to partying and stays humble by shopping in Asda. Yet despite the glamour and glitz of their new multi-million-pound lifestyle, the mum-of-two revealed she didn’t want to date Mahrez when they first met in 2012. She initially refused this advances after learning he was a footballer then playing for lower-league French team Le Havre – because she’s was worried he’d cheat on her.

 The couple, on the pitch after Leicester won the 2016 Premier League title, have a daughter, Inaya

She continued: “I was walking along Oxford Street when he sweetly put his arm around me. He spoke to me with his French accent and we exchanged numbers. “I found out he was a footballer player a week later and was like, ‘Oh no, I don’t want this life’. I didn’t want to date a footballer because I thought there were going to be girls looking to chase him. I wanted to have a peaceful life and make my own success but then he pursued me and bombarded me with phonecalls and FaceTimes and it was meant to be.”

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The pair now have two young daughters together and plan to marry officially next year after having a religious ceremony while the Kim Kardashian lookalike was pregnant with their eldest. Fashion conscious Rita reveals that family-man Riyad has now pledged to stay away from girls to prevent him from becoming yet another philandering footballer.

“He’s never drunk alcohol in his life, as he’s Muslim, and he doesn’t go clubbing. He keeps himself to himself and isn’t too sociable. Not everyone is a cheater and Riyad is different. He helps out with the hoovering at times and does stuff from his heart.

Super Eagles duo to wear special shirts in the premier league this weekend

Super Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, along with fellow Leicester City teammates will wear special shirts with the name of late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s written on them when they tackle Burnley this weekend in the premier league.

It will Leicester’s first home league match since the death of Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash outside the club’s King Power Stadium on October 27.

As part of activities to honour Srivaddhanaprabha who died along with four others, the club will play a special video before the game while fans have also planned a tribute march.

Scarves, pin badges, clap banners, and a special matchday programme as commemorative gifts, will also be presented to supporters.

“The Srivaddhanaprabha family and everyone at Leicester City Football Club have been deeply moved by the remarkable volume of generous and thoughtful tributes left at King Power Stadium,” the club said in a statement.

Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho wins the ball off Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the area leading to his side’s first goal

“The support of our fans, our community, and the football world during this darkest of weeks will never be forgotten.”

Tribute T-shirts will be worn by the players during their warm-up and their match kit will bear Srivaddhanaprabha’s name for the first half.

During the second half, the Foxes’ shirts will bear an embroidered poppy symbol in commemoration of Remembrance Sunday, with a two-minute silence to be held before kick-off. The team just returned from Thailand where they attended his funeral.

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Nigerian star remembers late wife as he grieves with Leicester

Former Super Eagles forward, Victor Ikpeba poured out his heart as he grieved with Leicester City over the death of their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The Nigerian who was referred to as the prince of Monaco during his time in France and was hit with a big loss when his wife Atinuke died in May 2000 at the age of 26, after losing her battle with breast cancer.

Prince of Monaco, Victor Ikpeba beats a player during the Swan XI vs FUBS match

Ikpeba who was speaking on a sports show understood the emotions from the Leicester family after the club owner alongside four other people died in a helicopter crash after taking off from the club’s stadium on 27 October.

I have been there before, as a footballer l understand the grief and tragedy to loss somebody you have bond and affection for, it is a hard time for the team.” Ikpeba said.

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I know what it feels to lose somebody. l lost my wife, Tinuke, almost over decade ago, I still feel the death.”

Ikpeba who has since not remarried, however, is now a father of five daughters with the addition of two girls from his Congolese-French lady whom he met in the year 2015.

Leicester Squad to fly to Thailand despite owner’s death in an air-crash

Despite Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dying in a helicopter crash, Leicester have said the squad will fly to Thailand to attend the funeral, after their premier league match against Cardiff on Saturday.

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The club’s owner died in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium last Saturday, along with four others, after attending the Foxes’ draw with West Ham United. Srivaddhanaprabha’s body has arrived at the Buddhist temple in Bangkok where his funeral – which will last several days – will begin on Saturday.

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Leicester’s squad, management and key staff will fly to Bangkok by private jet following the match in Cardiff, which kicks-off at 3pm UK time. They will spend less than 36 hours in Thailand before flying back to prepare for next Saturday’s match against Burnley, which will be their first home match since the crash.

Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel accompany Srivaddhanaprabha's son Aiyawatt at the memorial to his father outside the King Power Stadium

Wreckage from the helicopter crash has been moved from outside the stadium
Leicester’s players are also expected to attend a special ceremony at the temple where Srivaddhanaprabha’s body lies at some stage during their visit.

Wreckage from the helicopter crash has been moved from outside the stadium

The king of Thailand has bestowed special sponsorship on Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral, meaning his body will lie in a special eight-sided golden casket for seven days to allow mourners to pay their respects.

Heartless! Man steals Leicester City jersey at late club owners tribute

In what can be considered an embarrassing and insensitive behaviour, a man has been caught on CCTV stealing a Leicester City football shirt left in tribute to the Thai owner after he was killed in a helicopter crash. The man was filmed waiting near the Thai Embassy in London before taking the item when the street had emptied.

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The Sun reports that the shirt was left with a note dedicated to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died alongside his assistants Kavenporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner and co-pilot Izabela Lechowicz at the home ground on Saturday.

The footage shows the thief moving the handwritten note and a scarf before stuffing the shirt into his rucksack. It is not known if the theft has been reported to police.

The 60-year-old owner was hugely popular with fans and players and helped the team to win the Premier League title in 2016. Tributes have continued to grow outside the club’s North Stand while a group of Buddhist monks held a service earlier this week.

Thief at Thai embassy in London

On Wednesday Leicester vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha paid an emotional tribute to his father Vichai and promised to continue his legacy after the Foxes chairman’s death.

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The 33-year-old, known as ‘Top’, posted on Instagram: “I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming support.

“What happened made me realise how important my dad was to many people all over the world and I am touched by how many people kept him close to their hearts.