Barcelona want N'Golo Kante in player plus cash deal from Chelsea

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Lineker, a former Blaugrana man himself, was keen to see Kante wearing the Barcelona jersey."Kante would be the ideal signing", the Englishman told L'Equipe."He played for my club, Leicester, but N'Golo has been for me, until now, the best player of this World Cup". While Manchester United player Paul Pogba, Kyliann Mbappe, et al had emerged as favourites of the masses, N'Golo Kanté, known for his humility, were also among the most fundamental players during this World Cup. Led by Pogba, the team sang praises for the "unsung hero".

Kante previously played for Leicester, the side that Lineker supports, and the former goal poacher admitted he's got a real soft spot for the 27-year-old.

"His pass quality is excellent and he crosses the lines".

The Chelsea FC pair have both been in fine form for their national team this summer as they helped France to reach the final of the tournament.

Kante has cemented his reputation as one of the world's best defensive midfielders after playing a key role in France's success in Russian Federation. I'm a Kante fan.

WORLD CUP 2018: The World Cup is over, but who were the best players of the tournament in Russian Federation? In terms of recovery, he reads the game incredibly and captures impossible balls. The way he takes the ball from the feet of his opponents, without them appearing to notice, is incredible. "Would the central defenders, Samuel Umtiti and Raphael Varane would not have the same assurance if N'Golo was not in front of them?"

N'Golo Kante, however, said he wasn't fussed about his club future."I am not concerned with all that".

"With Kante, France would not have lost that final".

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