Report: Arsenal have made contact with Kanté's agent regarding move

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal have been crying out for a ball-winner all season, and reports emanating from France suggest they have moved closer to rectifying that squad gap.

French news publication RMC believes that Arsenal have made contact with the agent of Leicester City star N'Golo Kanté over the possibility of a move to the Emirates in the summer.

The French media outlet also goes on to claim that Kanté has a release clause of €25 million - one that could easily be met by the Gunners.

The French midfielder has been in superb form all season long for the Foxes, and has proved to be a bargain for the reported £5.6 million he was bought for last summer. His inclusion in the PFA team of the year was thoroughly deserved, and many felt he was unlucky not to win the Player of the Year award that teammate Riyad Mahrez ended up claiming.

Arsène Wenger has received much criticism from pundits and fans alike for his failure to address certain areas of his squad that quite clearly needed strengthening. If the transfer of Kanté came to fruition, it would certainly go a long way to appeasing the Gunners fans, who feel as though Wenger's time as manager should be up.

RMC believes that Arsenal will face stiff competition for the Foxes star's signature, with Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City all interested, although it would appear that the North london outfit have stolen a march on their rivals by making initial contact with Kanté's representatives.

The former Caen man has appeared in all but one of Leicester's Premier League fixtures throughout the campaign, scoring one goal and chipping in with four assists. It has been his defensive contributions that have been most impressive, however, with his ability to break up the opposition's play second to none.

He would surely prove to be a huge loss for Leicester, should he end up leaving the King Power Stadium, and Foxes fans will be hoping they manage to keep hold of one of their star men.

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