N’GOLO KANTE has handed Chelsea a huge transfer blow after reports emerged he is targeting a summer switch to Real Madrid.

The 2018 World Cup winner is among the best defensive midfielders in the world and has been instrumental for the Blues since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2016.

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However, it is claimed Kante is now seeking a new challenge and views a move to Spanish giants Madrid as the ideal destination to do so.

The 13-time Champions League winners will likely have to pay in excess of £100million in order to take the 28-year-old away from Chelsea.

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Kante is understood to have a strong relationship with Real Madrid manager and compatriot Zinedine Zidane and would add some much needed energy to the midfield at the Bernabeu.