LIVERPOOL are reportedly plotting a shock transfer for Chelsea superstar N’Golo Kante.
Jurgen Klopp has made no secret of his desire to land a new midfielder this summer.
And El Nacional claims he has turned his attention to out-of-contract Kante.
The 31-year-old has been limited to just two appearances this season after picking up a nasty injury.
And it was initially thought Chelsea were prepared to let him go on a free transfer.
Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have been keeping tabs on Kante.
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There has also been interest from Barcelona too.
But it’s now reckoned that Liverpool are leading the race should Kante decide to quit Stamford Bridge.
However, Chelsea are known to have performed a U-turn in their contract stance.
And they have been locked in talks with Kante over a new deal for the past month.
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It’s believed Todd Boehly has dialled in an important meeting with the French World Cup winner and his agents this week.
And Chelsea are hopeful that Kante will reject any interest from Liverpool boss Klopp in order to extend his stay in London.
The midfield ace has been at Chelsea since a £30million move from Leicester in 2016.
In that time, Kante has played 262 games while winning the Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League, Champions League and Club World Cup.
Before his recent injury setbacks, Kante was regarded as the league’s best midfielder bar none.
And Chelsea hope that by giving him plenty of time to recover from his current setback, the veteran can find his best form when he returns later this season.
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