Arsene Wenger has expressed his admiration for Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante, but was coy on whether he would make a move for him this summer.
The Frenchman, who takes his side to the Etihad tomorrow afternoon, was quoted in the Daily Mirror saying:
Manchester City and Chelsea have also set their sights on the 25-year-old, and when asked by reporters if Wenger will be in the mix for Kante’s signature this summer, the Frenchman refused to disclose any information on the matter:
‘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 buyers.’
Kante has been a revelation for Leicester City this season having been a key factor in their journey to winning the Premier League title this season.
Undoubtedly, the France international’s industrious style of play has made those watching him this season stand up and take notice, it’s no wonder he has attracted interest.
The former Caen midfielder only joined Leicester last summer and the new Premier League champions are keen to tie him down to a new deal after his monstrous efforts.
Claudio Ranieri has insisted that the club will do everything they can to keep hold of their prized assets this summer, but could struggle to do so if the money is right.
Wenger does have many options in his midfield already and did add Mohamed Elneny to the mix during the January transfer period.
But should the Frenchman make a move for Kante this summer?