N’Golo Kante must be pinching himself after the year he’s had.
Since signing for Leicester City last August from Caen for £5.6 million, the 25-year-old has won the Premier League, been named in the PFA Team of the Year and made his international debut for France.
He now finds himself the subject of £20 million+ interest across Europe, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in the hunt to sign him.
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However, it would seem a fourth suitor is about to enter the fray.
Yes, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen to trigger Kante’s £22 million release clause and bring him to Old Trafford this summer.
This is according to The Sun, who claim the Red Devils have earmarked the Frenchman as the perfect midfield addition.
Kante’s all-action, combative style of play in the centre of the park worked wonders at the King Power Stadium last term, with very few getting the better of him.
Indeed, Leicester face an almighty battle to keep hold of their prized assets this summer.
Jamie Vardy could also be set for an exit after Arsenal activated his £20 million release clause, though it’s understood the 29-year-old striker will make a decision on his future after Euro 2016.
As for Riyad Mahrez, speculation has simmered over a potential move away from the East Midlands yet there’s little doubt a number of European giants will be keen to sign him.
After all, he scored and assisted a remarkable 17 and 11 goals respectively last season.