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Kanté: Juventus to leap ahead of Real in queue?

The Turin club are thought to be ready to launch a part-exchange deal to take the Leicester City midfielder to Italy.

Kanté: Juventus to leap ahead of Real in queue?
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Serie A champions Juventus could be set to throw their hat into the ring for the signature of Leicester City star N'Golo Kanté.

Zidane after Kanté

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is understood to be keen on Kanté to boost his options in defensive midfield, where he only has Brazilian Casemiro at his disposal.

Meanwhile, English sides Chelsea and Manchester United are also chasing the 25-year-old, who was a crucial figure in Leicester's incredible Premier League title win last season.

Kanté (left) starred for Leicester City as they clinched the Premier League title last term.

Juve in for the Leicester ace?

And now Juve are believed to be targeting the player - currently on Euro 2016 duty with France - as they seek to strengthen further in midfield.

The Italians have already brought in Miralem Pjanic from Roma and made Mario Lemina's loan from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille permanent.

The Vecchia Signora are said to be ready to include Lemina in a part-exchange deal, with the price for Kanté lowered if the Gabon international goes the other way.