Real Madrid keen on signing £350,000-a-week Chelsea midfielder

Real Madrid are preparing a huge offer of £86.7m plus attacker James Rodriguez for Chelsea star N’Golo Kante. Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane sees France international as a ‘dream signing’, Zizou would like to pair him with Casemiro in midfield.

Blues won’t be keen on allowing another one of their most essential stars to leave for La Liga giants. The Spanish club have already prized away Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard from the London club recently. Chelsea value N’Golo at nearly £138m. World Cup winner is a key figure for Chelsea, and it will be difficult to sign him.

Real Madrid believe that Colombian playmaker is worth about £58m and intend to use him to sweeten a potential deal. James looks rejuvenated after a difficult couple of years, the attacker seems to be enjoying his football again. Amid this, he isn’t a crucial figure for Zizou, and it’s not surprising to see his name touted in a potential swap deal.

Los Blancos may need to add a world-class midfielder to their ranks very soon, both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are approaching the twilight years of their illustrious careers. Kante has been excellent for Chelsea so far this campaign, the 28-year-old star has battled through some injury troubles to perform masterclasses in midfield.

Real Madrid started this season fantastically as they are leading the La Liga table. Los Blancos signed several players during the summer transfer window like Eden Hazard from Chelsea, Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt, Rodrygo Goes from Santos, Eder Militao from Porto, Ferland Mendy from Lyon and Alphonse Areola from PSG.