Arsene Wenger has confirmed his interest in N’Golo Kante this summer, whilst praising his performances this season.
The Leicester midfielder is considered one of the most influential players of his club’s Premier League winning campaign, and is believed to be a likely target for a number of top clubs.
Arsenal have been tipped with a strong interest, while Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are also among those supposedly keen on his signature.
Kante himself has talked up a potential exit this summer, refusing to commit himself to the Foxes cause beyond this season, and the latest speculation is insisting that his contract holds a £20.1 Million release clause.
That sort of fee would be no problem for any of those teams above, and given his performances this year, that sort of price would be considered a bargain.
Wenger praised the France international’s season, whilst refusing to talk too much about a player who is contractually obliged to a fellow PL club.
He said: “I think he will play in the European Championships and for me he was one of the players of the year in the Premier League.
‘I cannot tell you anything now. He is under contract with Leicester. I am sure if Leicester want to sell him, they will find some buyer.’
There has been much talk about Kante leaving, and he looks almost certain to be the first Fox to confirm he will be looking to move to a bigger club this summer.
He would be a perfect fit for the system we play, and I believe he would be open to joining us.
I try not to get over-confident that we are going to do the right business and bring Kante to North-London, but with Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta out of contract this summer, surely THIS is one target who has to be top of the list to replace them…