Chelsea star N’Golo Kante is wanted by Real Madrid duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard, according to reports.
The 28-year-old is being linked with a move to the Bernabeu next summer with reports in Spain going as far as to say the two clubs have come to an agreement.
Real Madrid have Casemiro as their holding midfielder but Zinedine Zidane has long been a Kante admirer and would love to welcome his compatriot to the Bernabeu.
And The Athletic say Courtois and Hazard have privately remarked the France international is exactly what Los Blancos need.
Zidane feels the Chelsea star would inject energy into his side.
Toni Kroos has struggled in the middle of the park while Luka Modric has not been the same since winning the Ballon d’Or last year.
The report says, though, that there is an issue when it comes to any potential transfer.
And that’s because Real feel it may be tough to endorse his signing to fans. Supporters of the Spanish club usually crave significantly more skilful and exciting players.
the Blues are under no pressure to let Kante go after he signed a contract extension back in November.
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