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Leicester City edge ever closer to mammoth £12m deal, ideal Kante replacement

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Leicester City fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are backing Claudio Ranieri to replace their Premier League title-winning players as their heroes are being poached by other clubs.

According to the Mirror, The Foxes are close to agreeing the £12m signing of Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy, who in fact is the man they wanted instead of N’Golo Kante last summer.

Chelsea are firm favourites to land the Frenchman after a sensational maiden campaign in England and it’s up to Ranieri to find a suitable replacement.

Now, it looks as though that man is Mendy, who has impressed at Nice last season after helping them secure Europa League football for next season.

Similarly to the Foxes, he is a tough tackling and a hardworking midfielder and he is set to be a like for like replacement for him, though there’s little doubt the Les Blues star will be hard to replace in the engine room.

The 23-year old has just one year remaining on his current deal and it is being reported he is keen on a move to the Premier League.

Leicester fans. Do you think Nampalys Mendy will be a suitable replacement for N’Golo Kante? Let us know your thoughts below.

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