Spanish newspapers Marca and As have reported that French legend Zinedine Zidane has his eye on the Leicester City midfielder. N’Golo Kanté could be brought in to Real Madrid to compete against Casemiro and provide a substitute for him in case of injury.

It’s quite an accolade as Real Madrid are well known for only signing ‘Galácticos’ – world class players at their peak. Kanté is a relatively new fixture on the international scene; it’s only been a year since Leicester signed Kanté from the French side Caen.

Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have already been linked to the player but Zinedine Zidane could be the one to persuade Real Madrid to trigger his €25m release clause.