It’s certainly a sign of the times in the Transfer Tavern these days as the Manchester United supporting punters wax lyrical as to how Leicester City might win the league against them at Old Trafford this weekend.
The Red Devils have seen a number of expensive signings fail to integrate at the Theatre of Dreams, in stark contrast to the hidden gems the Foxes have uncovered.
However, it is one of those gems that the once dominant titans of English football are now scouting, according to reports from Goal.
It is claimed that movers, shakers and decision makers behind the scenes will use Leicester’s visit over the course of the weekend to check on the availability of midfield sensation N’Golo Kante.
The tireless Frenchman has been one of the subplots of the season amid the shock title surge at the King Power Stadium and his form is not thought to have gone unnoticed.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are all believed to retain an interest and it is understood the 24-year old has a £20m buyout clause inserted into the deal he penned upon his arrival last summer.
Legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson is also thought to be a huge fan of the France international and still sits on the club’s board in a part-time capacity.
With United at times looking very one paced and methodical, the tenacious and combative presence of the Les Blues star would be a welcome tonic if they can push through a deal.
Do United have any real hope of landing Kante this summer? Would he be a welcome tonic?