Chelsea left fuming after Manchester United told to make stunning £100m offer for World Cup winner Kante

Stan Collymore has backed Manchester United to sign Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and if Paul Pogba leaves the club this summer.

Kante is regarded as the best holding midfielder in the game right now and has been one of the most influential players at Stamford Bridge since his move to the club from Leicester.

But the Frenchman has not looked like the same player over the past 12 month, partly down to the fact he has been playing in a more attacking role, and that has led to speculation in the media that he could depart the club.

Barcelona and PSG have been chasing the world cup winner for some time now, with reports suggesting that they are both prepared to pay around £100 million to get a transfer deal done.

United will be in the market for a holding midfielder if Pogba leaves the club for a return to Juventus or a move to Madrid, and Collymore has backed the club to make a move for Kante, or Declan Rice as a replacement for Pogba.

Stan Collymore wrote in his Mirror column: “Ed Woodward clearly doesn’t want to allow Pogba – the jewel in his crown – to leave United this summer and we will have to wait and see if Real Madrid or Juventus can match the minimum £150million United would want.

“So, if he does end up staying, United ought to be trying to sign two players to set him free.

“It would be hard to get Kante out of Chelsea or Declan Rice out of West Ham, but that doesn’t mean United shouldn’t try for both.”

There is no doubt that United need a midfielder like Kante in the centre of the park, and landing him would be a sensational move from United.

But Chelsea have already lost Eden Hazard this summer and have no intention of losing another big named player, so they will not let the Frenchman leave.

And they would surely not allow him to join a side that they will be battling for a top four spot next season?

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