Former Leicester and Tottenham striker Lineker has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to the development on Kante’s future.
Wish Kanté well and thank him dearly. He's the main reason Leicester won the title and will make a massive difference to Chelsea's chances.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 15, 2016
Leicester won the Premier League title during the 2015-16 season much against the odds.
Kante was a key player in Claudio Ranieri’s side's title triumph and was widely lauded for his performances.
The France international midfielder scored one goal and created 30 chances in 37 Premier League appearances for Leicester last season.
The former Caen man had a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 28%, and won 38 headers, 47 dribbles and 125 tackles.