“He can change Manchester United” – Erik ten Hag is a big fan of this Chelsea player

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is a big fan of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, according to leading football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Manchester United are reportedly interested in a surprise deal to sign Chelsea midfielder this summer with Ten Hag keen on strengthening Manchester United’s midfield.

Kante has just one year left on his Chelsea contract and it is believed the Blues will be open to selling the midfielder to avoid losing him as a free agent next summer if his contract isn’t extended.

Speaking to The United Stand, Romano said: “He’s waiting for a new contract since last year.

“[…] It is true that Erik Ten Hag is a big fan of N’Golo Kante. Like Frenkie De Jong, he is a kind of player who can change the whole team.

“He is not just a normal signing, he is someone who can really change the structure of the team and the mentality of the dressing room.”

The Athletic has also reported that the Red Devils are willing to spend as much as £30m for Kante in the summer.

Ten Hag reportedly believes that the Frenchman can be an ideal fit for his system and also act as a role model for the youngsters in the squad.