The midfielder has completed a move to Chelsea and Lineker has made a bold prediction as a result.
The midfielder completed a deal thought to be worth around £30 million (BBC Sport) on Saturday when he signed a five-year deal with Antonio Conte’s side.
Everton's Ross Barkley in action with Leicester City's N'Golo Kante
His move comes after an impressive first year in England saw him play a huge role as Leicester City won the Premier League title.
He was also a key player for France at Euro 2016 as they made it to the final of the competition, where they were beaten by Portugal.
Leicester's N'Golo Kante in action with Sunderland's Jermain Defoe
And reacting on Twitter, Lineker claims that the signing automatically makes Chelsea his favourites for the title next season.
Inevitably Kanté has gone. Fancy Chelsea will now win the title. He's that good!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 16, 2016
It remains to be seen if Kante is the only high profile departure from the Kingpower Stadium this summer.
Jamie Vardy was already targeted by Arsenal before Euro 2016, but elected to stay with the Foxes when they offered him an improved contract.
A report on Saturday, courtesy of the London Evening Standard, claimed that Riyad Mahrez has rejected the offer of a new contract though, and Leicester fans will be hoping he doesn’t follow Kante out the door.
Leicester City's N'Golo Kante lifts the trophy as they celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League