Report: N’Golo Kante set for new Leicester City contract

The French midfielder is set to join Jamie Vardy in signing a new deal.

Leicester City star N’Golo Kante is set to be offered a bumper new deal at the club, reports the Mirror.

The French midfielder has enjoyed a fine first season in England, playing a key role in his side’s surprise challenge for the Premier League title.

His performances have received widespread applause, with many putting him among the signings of the season.

Indeed, the big clubs have not missed those performances either, with continued reports that several sides are eyeing a move for the midfielder in the summer.

The Foxes are naturally keen to avoid him leaving though, and are set to offer him a bumper new deal to reward him for his displays this season, reports the Mirror.

According to them, the new and improved terms on the four-year deal he signed in the summer would be “lucrative” in order to ward off any interest.

Should he sign, he would be following in the footsteps of Jamie Vardy after the striker recently signed a new £80,000-per-week deal until 2019.

Securing him would also give the club added confidence of securing Riyad Mahrez to a new deal, with the forward also courting interest after a sensational season.

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