Forget Real Madrid as £100 million Frenchman Kante has big transfer message for Chelsea fans

N’Golo Kante insists he is focused on his future with Chelsea amid that Zinedine Zidane is lining him up for a move to Real Madrid.

Kante is regarded as one of the finest holding midfielders in world football and has helped Chelsea become one of the best defensively in the Premier League since his move from Leicester City, but there has been a lot of speculation in the media that he could look for a way out at the end of the season.

The Frenchman has not looked himself this season and that is partly down to the fact that Maurizio Sarri has decided to play him in a more advanced role, with the Italian boss preferring to play Jorginho in the holding role this season, despite a lot of criticism from the media.

And according to recent reports which have emerged, Zidane is reportedly ready to make a big money move for Kante in the summer as the French legend looks to revamp the side ahead of next season.

And Kante – currently on international duty with France – was asked about reported interest from Zidane by French radio station RTL.

And he said: “Today I’m still in Chelsea and what is said elsewhere is not important, I’m focusing on that.”

Will Chelsea be able to keep hold of Kante this summer?

Chelsea need to be careful at the end of the season as Sarri is making a whole bunch of players unhappy with their game time and playing out of position, and although Kante has shown no desire to leave the club, if Madrid do come calling he will consider the big move as Zidane would play him in the position that he wants.

Sarri loves Jorginho in that holding role but Kante may leave Chelsea because of that fact.

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