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Arsene Wenger has hinted at a move for N’Golo Kante following Jamie Vardy’s snub.
Kante has been impressive for both club and country in the past one year and his performances have not gone unnoticed by Wenger.
Wenger believes Leicester City are already preparing for Kante’s exit by signing Nampalys Mendy who he believes is a natural replacement for the midfielder. Although the Gunners are well stocked in the midfield position, Wenger failed to rule out a move for Kante.
“It is very difficult to talk about that at the moment,” Wenger told beIN Sports . “Kante is on the list of many clubs. It is an area where we have many players.
“We will see what happens in the next two or three weeks. It looks like Leicester have bought a player from Nice [Nampalys Mendy] with similar qualities to Kante, so whether they envisage to lose him or not I don’t know.
“If you ask 100 people in the street if they want Kante to play [for France] you will get 100 saying yes. He has done the job in one or two games and I am not surprised.
“I said two months ago this boy will play the whole European Championship. We know him well from Leicester now and I am not surprised that he is starting. He has been one of the revelations of the French team.”
Wenger was also quick to touch on the subject of Vardy rejecting a move to Arsenal to sign a new deal at Leicester City. The French man said he respected the striker’s decision.
“I think Leicester have made a statement and Vardy will stay. We were on the case and interested, but not more than that,” Wenger said. “He has decided to stay at Leicester and good luck to him.
“He came late to the game and in fairness Leicester bought him from Fleetwood and he has been successful. He is 29 and he has chosen to stay at Leicester. You have to respect that.”