Kante arrived at Leicester as an unknown quantity from French side Caen only 12 months ago.
The defensive midfielder soon garnered a reputation for being one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League, using his great intensity and energy off the ball.
Kante proved instrumental in Leicester’s astonishing Premier League title triumph, yet it was always likely that his success in the East Midlands would lead to a number of clubs chasing his signature this summer.
Chelsea, now under the guidance of Antonio Conte, are in the market for a new central midfielder, and they seemingly identified Kante as an ideal candiate before the Italian arrived at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues will be hoping to once again challenge for the title following their disastrious campaign last term, and signing Kante to partner Nemanja Matic in the middle seems like a wise decision.
The 25-year-old averaged an incredible 4.7 tackles and 4.2 interceptions per league fixutre last season.
The report goes on to state that Kante has told Leicester of his wish to leave the club and join Chelsea, and he will be the Blues’ second signing this summer following the addition of striker Michy Batshuayi.