SM Caen club president Jean-Francois Fortin has confirmed Leicester City’s interest in midfielder Ngolo Kante but rubbished reports of an alleged £8 million bid, French publication Ouest France report.
Spurs are in need of bolstering their midfield ranks, though according to Caen’s president he has yet to receive a formal offer on the table from any potential suitor, not least Leicester City.
“The British press spoke of the past few hours an enormous £8 million bid. Discussions are taking place, but according to Jean-François Fortin, as yet no firm offer has been received,” Ouest France state.
The 24-year-old midfielder started 36 French top-flight matches last season, averaging an impressive 4.8 tackles and 2.9 interceptions per league encounter.
His strength and movement is well suited to the Premier League, but his lack of experience at the very top level could represent a slight risk for a team of Spurs’ ambitions.
Leicester, however, are looking to establish themselves as a top-flight team and their next step is bringing in young, hungry players such as Kante in their bid to secure long-term Premier League football.