N'Golo Kante refuses to rule out Leicester exit at the end of the season

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Leicester have undoubtedly been the story of the season.

The Foxes sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League with just seven matches remaining.

While it’s unclear whether Claudio Ranieri’s side can pull off the 5000/1 shot by winning the title, one thing is pretty much guaranteed - Champions League football next season.


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Despite the lure of playing in Europe’s elite competition, some Leicester stars may be tempted to leave the King Power Stadium for a European giant in the summer.

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have received all the plaudits for their goals and assists during the remarkable campaign but another player has also made many people sit up and take notice.

That man is N’Golo Kante.

Kante only joined Leicester in the summer for £5.6 million from Caen but has been instrumental in the heart of the midfield for his side.

France squad

His performances in the Premier League have caught the eye of France manager Didier Deschamps who called him up for France’s friendlies against Netherlands and Russia.

He made his debut against the Dutch before scoring against Russia on his second appearance, and his 25th birthday, for his nation.

Kante's comments

Leicester fans would have been delighted to see one of their players scoring on the international stage but not so impressed with his comments after the match where he seemingly hinted at a move away from the club.

"I will fight for Leicester this season and next season we never know and we will see," he said to Sky Sports, per the Mirror.

“At this moment, I am focused on Leicester. We have to finish well this season but I don't mind about [being linked with] the other clubs."

There are bound to be plenty of clubs, both in England and abroad, interested in securing the services of Kante if he does want to leave Leicester.

Concentrating on the title

But the dynamic midfielder has insisted that he and his teammates are concentrating on finishing the job they’ve started by winning the league.

"We will fight for the title but it is not [our] due. We have to fight in every game. There are seven games left. We hope to win the league, but it's not finished,” he said.

Eyeing Euro 2016

When the domestic campaign finishes, Kante will be hoping to turn his attention to playing in the European Championships held in his native country.

His goal against Russia would have certainly done him no harm in his bid to be selected in Deschamps’s 23-man squad.

“It [the goal] was a good present for my birthday," he added. "[It was my] first time in the starting line-up and first goal. It was a good win and we are happy.

"I'm happy with how this meeting went. I discovered the France team. The meeting and training went well, there was this first goal and these two victories. It went very well for me.

"The Euros are something else. There is still time to think about that, but everything went well."

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