​Juventus have become the latest club to join the race for Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante, according to ​Tuttosport.

The Serie A champions have joined Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as La Liga giants Real Madrid, in the hunt for the defensive midfielder.

The Italian news outlet claims that Juve manager Maximiliano Allegri sees Kante as a long-term replacement for Claudio Marchisio in Turin, who endured an injury-laden 2015/16 campaign with I Bianconeri.

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Meanwhile, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to recruit Kante as he looks to reshape his midfield ahead of the new campaign.

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte could also make a move for the 25-year-old once he takes charge at Stamford Bridge next month.

And Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane may look to sign Kante as he freshens up his Champions League winning squad in the close season.


Leicester would be loathe to lose Kante, who helped them secure a first ever Premier League title last term.

Kante, however, has a £20m release clause in his contract with the Foxes, and the club would be powerless to stop Kante leaving if that fee is met.

Kante enjoyed a standout maiden campaign in England’s top flight following his move from SM Caen last summer.


The all-action midfielder made 40 appearances for Claudio Ranieri’s side, and revelled in the heart of midfield alongside Danny Drikwater as the Foxes defied the odds to lift the Premier League trophy.

Kante was handed his first senior international call-up by France off the back of his performances for Leicester in March.

The former Boulogne man has gone on to feature in seven of France’s last eight international matches, including three appearances at this summer’s Euro 2016 Championships in his home nation.