Wenger coy on speculation over £20m midfielder, Arsenal and Chelsea set for colossal battle

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to be drawn over speculation linking the club with a move for Leicester City sensation N’Golo Kante, according to ESPN.

The French international has been one of the most amazing subplots of the season, emerging as a top class performer despite a largely unheralded arrival in the Premier League.

He had never played top flight football before moving to the East Midlands from Caen, though has been a major part of the Foxes’ most unlikely of title wins.

Despite the most amazing of seasons at the King Power Stadium, the 25-year old continues to be linked with moves to the likes of the Gunners, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

He is believed to have a release clause of around £20m in the deal he penned last July and Wenger has remained coy over speculation he could make a bid.

‘I cannot tell you anything now’, revealed the 66-year old.

‘He is under contract with Leicester. I am sure if Leicester want to sell him, they will find some buyers.”

A defensive central midfielder has been a problem berth for the North London giants, with Kante looking like a natural tonic to such issues.