- Emiliano Sala went missing alomgside his pilot after a plane he was flying in disappeared from the radar
- The former Nantes star had just signed for Cardiff City and was making a trip to Wales to start training
- Search and rescue operation for the star and the player were called off
- N'Golo Kante is however said to be ready to finance the search with his own money
Chelsea star, N'Golo Kante, has reportedly offered to finance the search of missing Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala and his pilot.
Emiliano, who recently signed for the English side from Nantes was on his way to Wales from France to start training with his new side.
However, the plane he was flying with alongside his pilot disappeared from the radar on Monday, January 21, sending the football world into panic.
A frantic search and rescue operation was subsequently launched but no sign of the plane has been found and the two passengers are yet to be rescued.
Rescue teams searched the English Channel for three days, but authorities have since said they were “no longer actively searching" for the missing plane.
However, since then, calls to resume the operation from fans and football stars including Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero began ringing louder.
A private search after a crowdfunding campaign is also said to have been launched, with Kante the latest addition to the list of top footballers calling for the search mission to resume.
According to reports, the Chelsea star is keen to fund the search from his own pockets.
The French star played alongside Sala back in 2015 at French side, Caen.
Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported that chances of finding Cardiff City new record signing Emiliano Sala alive have been deemed slim by authorities.
Sala was on board the plane which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night.
The single-engine plane left Nantes, north-west France, at 19:15 on Monday and had been flying at 5,000ft (1,500m) when it contacted Jersey air traffic control requesting descent.