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Real Madrid ready to pip Chelsea to Premier League winner in stunning midfield deal


As Leicester City look ahead to a season in which they will be defending the Barclays Premier League title, fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have been admiring N’Golo Kante’s performances in this years European Championships, and hope he will stay on to defend his own medal.

Still, Spanish news outlet, AS have reported today that Real Madrid are interested in signing the Frenchman, as they look to provide some competition to Casemiro who has cemented the holding midfielder role.

Zidane himself has taken a keen eye to his combative countryman and recently likened the 25-year-old to one of the great holding midfielders of Real Madrid;

Speaking t AS the Les Blues legend said: “I see Makelele mirrored in the way he (Kante) plays.”

The 25-year old is believed to have a £20m release clause penned into his deal at the King Power Stadium, which is not likely dent the huge budget of Los Blancos president, Florentino Perez.

Chelsea are believed to retain an interest in the Foxes’ midfield lynchpin as Antonio Conte gears up to arrive at Stamford Bridge.

Do Leicester have any hope at all of keeping Kante?

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