Manchester United are among a clutch of clubs who are ready to make a bid for the France dynamo N’Golo Kanté this summer, according The Telegraph, who say:
Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are queuing up to try to sign Kante,
Arsenal are still watching Kante’s situation with Chelsea, United and PSG all in the hunt and ready to make bids.
After accepting the job, Manchester United’s new boss Jose Mourinho wasted little time in strengthening the defensive areas of his team with the £30m signing of Eric Bailly from Villarreal last week.
And his steely reinforcements surely won’t end there as he looks to reinvigorate a squad that is arguably a bit lightweight in some areas.
The midfield could certainly use some refreshment with Michael Carrick, at 34, still way ahead of the rest in terms of quality.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has underwhelmed at Manchester United and looks ready for a lower level as his battle-scarred career comes to an end. And the jury is still well and truly out on the pricey Morgan Schneiderlin.
Beyond that Manchester United don’t have any defensive midfielders to speak of – unless you include the comparatively slight Daley Blind – and Kanté would surely provide a superb solution.
He has good technique to go with that marvellous engine and at just 25 he could go on to make the sort of impact that another great Mourinho signing, Michael Essien, did for Chelsea for such a prolonged period.
N’Golo Kanté came from the relative obscurity of Caen to play out of his skin for Leicester as they went on that still scarcely believable title march last season.
Such was his form that he forced his way into the France squad in place of Manchester United’s Schneiderlin this summer and had a storming game as France won their opener against Romania on Friday evening.
This is a deal that TFF believes Manchester United must do if they want to get out of the blocks early next season.