Chelsea will launch a stunning bid to sign Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante this summer a...
Chelsea will launch a stunning bid to sign Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante this summer according to the UK Mirror
The fallen Premier League champions are massive fans of the 24-year-old midfielder and are determined to make him one of Antonio Conte’s first signings once the current Italy boss becomes their manager.
Claudio Ranieri’s title-chasing Foxes are already trying to persuade Kante to sign a lucrative new long-term deal.
But Chelsea’s interest means they face a fight to hold on to their prize asset who was called into the France squad on Thursday for this month's friendlies against Holland and Russia.
Kante made few headlines when he joined Leicester for just £5.6million last August from French club Caen, but he has quickly established himself as one of the Premier League signings of the season.
The Blues will spend big in their summer revamp as they bid to return to the top of the Premier League, and it is understood Kante was identified as a target even before a deal was agreed for Conte to become Jose Mourinho’s permanent replacement.
The French midfielder has proved one of the signings of the season at just £5.6million and been compared to former Blues star Claude Makelele