France midfielder N’Golo Kante refused to have part of his Chelsea salary paid under advantageous tax terms in Jersey or to receive offshore payments for his image rights, according to a Football Leaks investigation published on Wednesday.
The report by French investigative site Mediapart says that six weeks before Kante left Leicester for Chelsea in 2016, a company called NK Promotions was registered in Jersey, in an apparent attempt to pay 10 percent of the players’ income abroad to avoid tax.
Mediapart was unsure whether the company was set up by Chelsea or Kante’s relatives.
At first, Kante’s lawyer suggested his client would “approve” the set-up, but last year the 27-year-old insisted through his tax advisor that he refused to take any offshore payments. Read more