Real Madrid are keen to rival interest from Juventus to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, according to reports.
Kante won back-to-back Premier League titles with Leicester City and Chelsea before winning the World Cup with his nation last year.
The 28-year-old is now the star player at the West London club following Eden Hazard’s move to Madrid this summer and it is said that Zinedine Zidane is a big admirer of his fellow countryman.
There have been doubts expressed about the form of Casemiro and it is claimed that Kante would be a direct upgrade on the Brazilian holding midfielder.
However, any stumbling block to such a move would be the financial outlay with the Europa League holders set to demand a huge sum for any interested bidder.