Indicative of the meteoric rise of Leicester City, the Transfer Tavern had never heard of N’Golo Kante this time last year. Now, he’s pretty much all that’s talked about.
Growing ever bitter London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea need little reason to argue, though reports from the Daily Mirror have led them into some strange form of consoling each other.
It’s amazing for the other punters to see.
That’s because both capital counterparts are reported to be falling behind French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the race to land the combative 25-year old star.
The former Caen midfielder is believed to have a £20m buyout clause inserted into the deal he penned in the East Midlands last summer, with the French champions understood to be offering a lucrative five-year deal.
His agents are said to have already held talks with movers, shakers and decision makers in the French capital over the prospect of a blockbuster switch to Parc de Princes.
Do Leicester have any hope at all of keeping a hold of Kante?