The Manchester United fans that frequent the Transfer Tavern have beaming smiles on their faces today following reports in The Sun their club has made tireless midfield N’Golo Kante a priority this summer.
While the remarkable Leicester City story as a whole have captured the imagination of the world expanding far outside the Transfer Tavern, the exploits of their dynamic French central midfielder have not gone unnoticed.
He’s capped a fine season at the King Power Stadium with a call up to the French national squad and is firmly well in with a shout of being included within the Les Blues squad for Euro 2016.
Now, the report suggests the Red Devils have cast their eyes in his direction as they plot a major squad revamp after yet another disappointing season under the stewardship of Louis van Gaal.
Though they remain in contention to qualify for the Champions League, it is claimed the Manchester giants are confident of pulling off a deal for the 25-year old even if they do NOT finish in the top four.
Despite leading the league, Foxes chief Claudio Ranieri did concede recently that the club could lose their influential midfielder at the end of the campaign.
‘There is a chance he could leave but our focus is on the pitch for the last seven matches’, the Italian revealed enigmatically.
‘After that is another season.’
Do Man United need Kante? Should they be looking elsewhere?