Arsene Wenger talks up ‘incredible’ Leicester star amid Arsenal transfer talk

Arsene Wenger admits that he is a huge admirer of Leicester City star N'Golo Kante

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is a huge admirer of Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante amid speculation linking the France international with a summer transfer to Arsenal.

Kante earned plenty of new admirers last season as his consistent displays in midfield for Leicester City helped to propel the Foxes to the Premier League title.

The midfielder, like many of his other Leicester team-mates, has been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium this summer, and Arsenal has been touted as a possible destination for Kante.

Now, Wenger’s latest comments about the player will have done little to quell the speculation surrounding his future.

Wenger is quoted as saying by the Daily Express: “I admire and like N’Golo Kante a lot. It gives you ideas.

“He gives you the feeling that the higher the level he plays at, the more at ease he is.

“We are talking about numbers. He has the most interceptions in Europe and by far.

“He has incredible quality. He feels the game, only very few people can do that. He’s always where he needs to be.

“It is very rare to have that in the central midfielder. Not always orthodox, but always in the right place.”

Arsenal are also understood to be keen to sign striker Jamie Vardy from Leicester and are said to have tabled a £20m bid to bring him to The Emirates.

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The Gunners finished as runners-up to Leicester last season.

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