Chelsea have agreed to pay a fee to Leicester City in order to acquire the services of midfielder N’Golo Kante, according to reports.
It is unclear how much Chelsea have agreed to pay the reigning Premier League champions as The Guardian reported that it was approximately £29.2 million, while Sky Sports claimed that the fee could be in the range of £32 million.
Leicester had offered Kante a new four-year deal before he represented France in Euro 2016, but his brilliant performance last season captured the attention of a plethora of clubs, and he is now set to move to Stamford Bridge.
It is understood that the 25-year-old will undergo a medical over the weekend and meet up with Chelsea during their pre-season training camp in Austria in order to talk about personal terms.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is eager to see Kante stay at the King Power Stadium, but admitted that the decision is solely in the hands of the Frenchman.
“I don’t want to lose him,” he had said. “I don’t want to, but I could understand if he wants to go.”
If Kante completes his move to Chelsea, he will be the first Leicester player to leave the club after their fairytale season.