N’Golo Kanté wanted by Real Madrid

N’golo Kanté has reportedly emerged as a summer target for Spanish Giants Real Madrid.

The Madrid club reportedly passed up the chance to sign the former Caen player last summer, though the deal never came to fruition.

After an Unbelievable season at Leicester City, which saw an astonishing title win, he has caught the eye of Real Madrid scouts after a string of quality performances. He can be seen to be vital to the Foxes success last season.

Madrid are said by media outlet AS to be interested in bringing Kanté to the Bernabeu to reinforce the squad. With a busy 2016/17 schedule ahead, the 25-year-old will bring further defensive cover to the team alongside the brazilian Casemiro – Madrid’s only out-and-out defensive midfielder.

Zidane was also quick to praise the Frenchman, comparing him to former France International Claude Makélélé.

“I see Makélélé mirrored in Kanté when he plays,” Zidane said.

During last season, Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri told the press that he would let N’Golo Kanté go if he wanted to, which shocked fans.

“I think he should rest [stay] here, he’s working very well,” he said.

“But if big teams arrive that will give us a lot of money, maybe we can think about it if he’s not happy here and wants to go.

“I don’t want sad people here – I want my players to be happy.”

With a reported release clause of €25.5m, Kanté is well within the summer budget likely to be granted to the Madrid manager, and could see himself leave the King power stadium this summer.

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