Leicester close in on £5.6m deal for ‘new Makelele’

first_img N’Golo Kante [right] 1 Leicester City are closing in on a deal for Caen midfielder N’Golo Kante, according to reports in France.A month ago the transfer had looked dead after manager Nigel Pearson was sacked by the Premier League club.That allowed Marseille to swoop in and discuss a deal with the 24-year-old, who is keen to move on this summer.However, according to France Football, Leicester have now reignited their interest and are close to sealing a move for Kante, who has been likened to former Chelsea star Claude Makelele.The Foxes are reportedly ready to shell out £5.6m for the Frenchman, with personal terms due to be discussed this weekend.last_img