Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo has sensationally revealed that he sent flowers to Leicester City for letting N'Golo Kante make the move to Stamford Bridge last summer, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Kante was a key member of the Leicester side under Claudio Ranieri that shocked the football world to win the Premier League title in the 2015/16 campaign.
Emenalo was present as Kante received his Football Writers' Association (FWA) trophy on Thursday night and admitted that Chelsea were "lucky" last summer when they managed to sign the midfielder.
"We got lucky. I sent flowers to Leicester for letting us have him," Standard.co.uk quotes the former Nigeria international as saying.
Kanye also told Standard.co.uk :"Next season will be a new challenge because we are going to try to keep the title, to win the two cups [FA Cup and EFL Cup] and also we'll have the Champions League."
The France international added: "For a club like Chelsea, we want to win everything, we're going to try and win everything. It's a new challenge for everyone."
Chelsea, who won the Premier League title last Friday, will hope to do the double on May 27 as they take on London rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
Kante has played 34 league games for the Blues so far this season and scored once. Last season, he played 37 out of 38 matches in the Premier League for Leicester.Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN