Arsenal are prepared to meet the £20million release clause for Leicester City star N’Golo Kante and are favourites to sign the Frenchman this summer, according to reports.
Kante has been one of the star players in Leicester’s title winning campaign this season, forming a solid partnership alongside Danny Drinkwater at the heart of midfield for the Foxes.
Since his £5.6million move from Caen last summer, Kante has been formidable for Claudio Ranieri’s side, and his consistent performances has attracted the attention of Europe’s elite clubs.
The 25-year-old was named in the PFA Team of the Year, and is also expected to play a pivotal role in France’s Euro 2016 campaign having been named in Didier Dechamps’ squad for the tournament next month.
Kante has been linked with a host of clubs, including Manchester United, but according to reports in France, Arsenal are leading the chase for his signature.
Website Le 10Sport report that Kante has a £20million release clause in his Leicester contract, and Arsene Wenger is reportedly willing to meet it in order to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.
French publication L’Equipe say that Kante would prioritise a move to London, giving Wenger a huge boost in his attempt to sign the Foxes star.