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The Highest-Paid Chelsea Stars After Kante Extension

With N'Golo Kante, who has Malian parents, becoming Chelsea's highest-paid player after his contract extension, here are the Blues' 10 top earners.

Click through the gallery above to see Chelsea's highest-paid players, and what they get paid a week, according to Total Sportek.

The 27-year-old put pen to paper on a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge on Friday, with reports suggesting he is now the club's highest-paid player.

According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea increased Kante's weekly pay from £150 000 (R2.67 million) to £290 000 (R5.16 million), which is more than what Eden Hazard receives.

"I'm happy to extend my time with Chelsea, it has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come," the France midfielder told the club's official website.

"Since I came, I completely improved as a player, challenged myself and got some awards I never thought about. I like the city, I like the club and I am happy to be here for more time."

Kante now earns almost a third more than Chelsea's second highest-paid star Hazard, who currently receives £200 000 (R3.56 million) but has rejected multiple offers to extend his stay with the Blues.

Read: 12 Of The Strangest Contract Requests In Football History

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga completes the podium of the club's top earners with a reported weekly salary of £192 000 (R3.42 million).

Do you think Kante deserves his whopping new salary? Have your say in the comments section below.

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