Manchester United have been link with a surprise move for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.

The path from Stamford Bridge to Old Trafford is well trodden, with the likes of Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata making the switch in recent years.

Kante has been a Chelsea player since 2016

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Kante has been a Chelsea player since 2016

The Red Devils reportedly want to take another Chelsea star over the summer, according to The Mirror.

The 31-year-old will have one year left on his contract in the summer and the Blues may cash in on him.

The France World Cup winner signed for Chelsea in 2016 from Leicester in a £32million deal and has helped them to Premier League and Champions League success.

The club will hope to get their transfer business up and running if and when Todd Boehly, and his consortium, complete their takeover.

Chelsea have been unable to even agree contract extensions with players under current restrictions placed on them.

For Manchester United, a huge overhaul will be needed under Erik ten Hag in the summer.

Ten Hag will leave Ajax to take over at Manchester United

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Ten Hag will leave Ajax to take over at Manchester United

Interim manager likened it to ‘open heart surgery’, such is the magnitude of the task.

Paul Pogba, Matic and Mata are all set to leave on free transfers at the end of the season, leaving a gaping hole in midfield.

Kante could certainly fill that void, while talkSPORT understands that the Red Devils are considering a big money move for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong.

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