Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to land France international star N’Golo Kante this summer, according to the Daily Star Sunday.
The Premier League giants, who could only finish 10th after a catastrophic defence of their 2014/15 league title, where they sacked manager Jose Mourinho back in December, have joined European giants Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the running to win his signature ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
The 25-year-old, who now has four international caps for his country and has been included in France’s 23-man squad for EURO 2016 starting next week, scored one goal and provided one assist in 40 appearances in all competitions for the 2015/16 Premier League champions this season.
Kante, who cost a bargain £5.6m from French outfit Caen last summer, reportedly has a £20m release clause in his current Foxes deal.
Incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte is interested in making the French star one of his first additions at Stamford Bridge this transfer window.