N'Golo Kante has revealed that Arsenal's lack of interest compared to other interested clubs is the reason he chose a move to Chelsea last summer.

The French midfielder joined the Blues on a reported £30m ($37.4m) deal from reigning Premier League champions Leicester City and has gone on to become a vital player for Antonio Conte's side. Chelsea are favourites to win the title this season and are currently seven points ahead of second placed Tottenham Hotspur with eight games left to play.

Kante was nominated for PFA Player of the Year in his debut campaign in the league after playing an important role in helping Leicester create history last season. His impressive performances attracted interest from clubs all across Europe with Arsene Wenger confirming earlier in the year that Arsenal did fail with a move for France international.

"With Arsenal there was an interest but not as big as other clubs. That is why I didn't go to Arsenal and went to Chelsea," Kante said when asked about interest from the Gunners, as quoted by Goal.

The 26-year-old midfielder is likely to be nominated for the PFA award again this season after impressing for Chelsea, but Kante has tipped his teammate Eden Hazard for the title this time around.

The Belgian midfielder is back to his best after struggling last season, and is leading Chelsea's charge for the Premier League title. He has scored 13 goals in the league this far this campaign and is just four behind club's top scorer Diego Costa.

N'Golo Kante
N'Golo Kante was subject to interest from Arsenal before he joined Chelsea last summer Getty Images

"For me it's easy to say one player from Chelsea. We can all see what Eden Hazard is doing. He's a different-class player," Kante told Sky Sports.