Arsenal are making a shock move to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, according to Daily Star.
The 31-year-old France International has just a year left on his current contract with Chelsea.
Reports in England claim that Thomas Tuchel’s side could decide to cash in this summer.
N’Golo Kante had been linked with Manchester United, with United boss manager Erik ten Hag keen on strengthening his options in central midfield.
Arsenal, according to Daily Star, are now weighing up a push to sign the World Cup winner from Chelsea this summer.
The report claims that Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta is in search for a new defensive midfielder and now feels he has the chance to try and bring the Frenchman to the Emirates Stadium.
Arteta believes Chelsea may prefer to sell the player this summer rather than potentially see him leave Stamford Bridge on a free transfer next year.
Kante has not travelled with Chelsea’s squad for their pre-season tour of the United States due to his COVID-19 vaccination status.
He started just 21 Premier League games last season as his campaign was hampered by injuries.