Leicester ready to sell N'Golo Kante for 'a lot of money' – Claudio Ranieri

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Claudio Ranieri has confirmed that Leicester City are prepared to sell N'Golo Kante in the summer, but only if a big offer from a big club comes in.

Kante has been one of the standout performers at the King Power Stadium in a remarkable season and has reportedly attracted interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus.

The 25-year-old was brought to the club last summer in a £5.6million deal from Caen but his value has rocketed since then.


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With Leicester likely to win the Premier League title, attention will soon turn towards keeping their best players at the club. Indeed, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez will certainly be two that Ranieri will be determined to keep but it seems that Kante will be available for the right price.

The Italian boss told reporters: "I think he should rest here a while but if some big teams give us a lot of money then maybe we can think about it. If he's not happy here then I don't want sad players. But he’s always smiling so let's see."

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Kante wants out

Ranieri was responding to Kante's comments made whilst he was away on international duty. The hard-tackling midfielder refused to commit his long-term future to the Foxes, instead suggesting he will look to move away once the season has concluded.

Kante, speaking to Sky Sports, said: "I will fight for Leicester this season, next season we never know and we will see.

"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."

Where could he go?

Arsenal have been linked with Kante more than most but it appears Arsene Wenger's attention is more firmly place on Borussia Dortmund star Granit Xhaka. However, with Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini all set to leave this summer, there will be more than one place up for grabs in the Gunners midfield.

Similarly, Chelsea should have a slot available as Jon Obi Mikel continues to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. Nemanja Matic has been out of form this season and Kante would certainly provide sterner competition for the Serbian.

Main focus

Kante will not be thinking about a transfer until after Euro 2016. He made his debut for Les Bleus in the recent international break and has a good chance of making Didier Deschamps' squad after two impressive performances.

He even scored during the 4-2 win over Russia in front of a capacity crowd at Stade de France.

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