Tuesday 24 April 2018

Leicester City's N'Golo Kante insists he is 'happy' with Premier League champions

Leicester's Ngolo Kante has been linked with moves to Arsenal and PSG
Leicester's Ngolo Kante has been linked with moves to Arsenal and PSG

Samuel Stevens

Leicester City’s N'Golo Kanté has insisted he is happy “for now” with the Premier League champions despite speculation linking him with a move away from the East Midlands.

The 25-year-old joined the Foxes from Caen last summer for £5.6m before excelling in his debut season the Premier League, providing a string of workmanlike performances to help propel Claudio Ranieri's side towards an unlikely title triumph.

Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are among his suitors but Kanté, who hopes to be named in the final France squad for Euro 2016 this summer, insists his focus remains on cementing his place in Didier Deschamps’ thoughts.

“For now, I am happy at Leicester,” he told L’Equipe. “I do not pay too much attention to everything that is said. For now, I am in Leicester and I focus on the Euros.”

Leicester fans will greet the Frenchman’s words warmly after he previously refused to discuss his immediate future when quizzed on the subject earlier this month.

Meanwhile, the Foxes appear to be closing in on their first summer signing. Ron-Robert Zieler, the Germany goalkeeper, is set for talks after Hannover 96 confirmed he is due in the England this week. Zieler, 27, is reported to have a £2.6m release clause in his contract with the recently relegated Bundesliga side.

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