Manchester United have made a surprise enquiry for Chelsea’s World Cup-winning midfielder N’Golo Kante.
The 29-year-old is also attracting interest from Inter Milan, managed by former Stamford Bridge manager Antonio Conte.
It appears that Chelsea, who have spent more than £200million in this transfer window, are prepared to allow Kante to leave for the right offer.
Old Trafford manager Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer is a long-time admirer of the abrasive all-action player.
He believes the France star would add extra muscle to an impressive midfield line-up which includes recent signings Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek.
We can reveal contact has been made with Kante’s advisors, but any deal is dependent on him taking a big cut on his £300,000-a-week wages.
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The two-time Premier League winner is reluctant, however, to leave for less money and that’s given United lots to think about.
Kante started for Chelsea last time out as the Blues overturned a three-goal deficit to salvage a point against newly-promoted West Brom.
Callum Robinson put the Baggies ahead in just the fourth minute at the Hawthorns, before doubling West Brom’s lead.
Kyle Bartley made it 3-0 on the half hour mark, with the home side going into the break with a substantial lead.
But Chelsea battled back in the second half with goals from Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham rescuing a point.
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