Leicester City hope to fight off interest in N’Golo Kante from Arsenal by offering the midfielder a bumper new deal.
The Gunners have been tracking the midfielder since he was a youngster but did not pursue a deal and instead it was the Foxes that offered him the opportunity to play in the Premier League.
Kante has been a revelation since signing for Leicester from Caen in the summer, and his performances have reignited Arsenal’s interest in him.
The Foxes managed to keep hold in the January transfer window but reports are growing that Arsenal will make a Â£20million offer in the summer, in the hope of finally completing a deal.
Leicester will be able to resist such a bid with Champions League football on the horizon and they now hope to convince Kante to stay by offering him a big pay rise.