Amidst interest from some of Europe’s wealthiest and most-storied clubs in Leicester City central midfielder N’Golo Kante, a new suitor for the French superstar has emerged with a gigantic bag of cash for his services.
According to the Mirror, Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG have tabled a bid of £35 million for Kante ahead of his anticipated appearance for France in the Euro 2016 Final against Portugal on Sunday. Arsenal, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have all expressed interest in Kante.
Per the source, the Leicester City star has three years left on his contract and the club are working to ensure that he sticks around at least long enough for them to see their first-ever Champions League campaign through.
Shanghai SIPG are managed by Sven-Goran Eriksson, who briefly managed Leicester City from 2010 to 2011. The high-spending Chinese club have already paid a king’s ransom for Brazilian striker Hulk,
Kante signed with Leicester City last summer in a £4.8 million switch from Ligue 1 cellar-dwellers Caen and stunned the league by emerging as a dominant force in the middle of the field. His strong play made him one of the more underrated members of Leicester City in their Premier League title-winning season and he was named to the PFA Team of the Year for his efforts.
The 25-year-old midfielder was also awarded a starting role with the France national team and has played in four his nation’s six Euro 2016 matches to date.
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