According to reports, the Gunners could miss out on their top target N’Golo Kante. The France international midfielder impressed for Surprise champions Leicester City in his first season in the English Premier League. The French man according to report is now open to a move away from Leicester City.
Kante is being linked with a move to North London club Arsenal, with Manchester United and London rivals Chelsea also believed to be interested in the French man.
Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger is reportedly a big fan of Kante and would love to sign him should the chance arise. Notwithstanding, Arsene Wenger could have suffered a huge blow, According to the Telegraph, Kante would prefer to move to London rivals Chelsea ahead of the Emirate club and Old Trafford.
The Telegraph claims Kante is keen on playing under incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Kante, however has not ruled out a move to the Emirate or Old Trafford, but would prefer a move to Chelsea.
Report says Kante has a £20m release clause in his contract at Leicester and it is thought that interested clubs could bid higher than the release clause.
Report also says that the three Premier League clubs do not want to trigger a bidding war as it could inflate the player’s transfer fee.