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Arsenal have held secret talks in London as they attempt to sign Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante this summer, according to reports.
Kante has been one of the revelation of the season, moving to the Premier League from Caen last summer and subsequently establishing himself as one of the best midfielder’s in the league. This has forced Wenger who is keen to strengthen his midfield to consider making a move for the French international.
According to France Football via Football insider, Arsenal held a meeting few days ago where they discussed signing N’Golo Kante this summer.
The report claims Wenger is aware of the player’s £20m release clause and he is keen for the Gunners to trigger the clause.
And Wenger who had admitted to missing out on Kante is prepared to take advantage of the player’s release clause this summer.
Wenger said: “One of my best friends in life knows him since he was ten years old, and he spoke to me about him.
“We went to watch him and we saw he had quality. But I didn’t know he would come so quickly to England.”
Kante recently revealed he wants to stay at the King Power Stadium due to the prospect of playing Champions League football with Leicester City but Arsenal would still offer him the opportunity should he move to the Emirates.