Shaka Hislop responds to N'Golo Kante rumours, rules out Arsenal and Tottenham

Shaka Hislop doesn't think N'Golo Kante will be heading to Arsenal or Tottenham.

Former Premier League goalkeeper and current pundit Shaka Hislop has told ESPN that he doesn't see Leicester star N'Golo Kante joining Arsenal or Tottenham this summer.

Kante, 25, has been one of the stars of the Premier League season, becoming the heartbeat of the Leicester midfield ever since signing from SM Caen last summer.

The Frenchman is now a full France international as well as a PFA Player of the Year nominee, having starred with his never-ending energy, interceptions and tackles.

Yet, despite Leicester qualifying for next season's Champions League whilst being on course to win the Premier League title, it seems that there's a belief that Kante could end up leaving the King Power Stadium this summer.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Kante has a £20m release clause in his contract, and his performances appear to have have triggered interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur.

Expect to hear plenty of speculation surrounding Kante's future this summer, and pundit Shaka Hislop - who played for Newcastle, West Ham United and Portsmouth in the Premier League - has offered his view on the speculation to ESPN.

Hislop believes that Kante would walk into any of the four teams pursuing him, but doesn't think Arsenal or Tottenham are realistic destinations, as they won't want to replace their existing midfielders right now - but does think that Chelsea or PSG could move for Kante this summer.

"Kante walks into any of those four teams, I think, and adds to them," said Hislop. "But the question is, who needs him most? You have to look at the rosters, and I look at Spurs. They have Dier and Dembele as their deep-lying midfielders, and for Arsenal, you have Santi Cazorla still to come back, he normally sits deep, Coquelin is a player who I really like a lot, and the new signing Mohamed Elneny is just starting to come into his own - so maybe those two teams don't come to the top of that foursome in terms of need," he added.

Who do you think Kante will be playing for next season?

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