Chelsea snapped up Kante from Leicester City in 2016 after inspiring the Foxes to the Premier League title in his maiden term in England.
He repeated the trick in his first season at Stamford Bridge before playing his role in the FA Cup and Europa League triumphs in subsequent campaigns.
Kante’s fourth year as a Chelsea player has been the player’s most difficult since arriving on these shores as an unknown from Caen in 2015, being limited to 22 appearances in all competitions.
According to 90Min, Blues bosses are beginning to consider his future, despite his current contract having three years left to run.
Former Chelsea star Gus Poyet recently expressed his belief that the Blues gaffer is not getting the best out of Kante because he has been playing the World Cup winner in the wrong position.
Speaking to Goal, Poyet said: “In very important games Lampard went with Kante, Jorginho and [Mateo] Kovacic until the last month with injuries.
“Those are the three most experienced players who played under Sarri but now they play with more freedom, especially in Jorginho having more possibilities to move around to go sideways and forward. Last year, he was very static. There are plenty of options.
“In Kante’s first year, he came to Chelsea and I made it public that he is the best central midfielder in the world. After a previous season as a number eight in that different position, we lost how important and unique he was as a player.
“I hope he can get back to that. In his best position, he is unique and there’s not many players that can give you what he can do right now.”