Date: 3rd April 2017 at 10:59am
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Arsenal missed out on the impressive N’Golo Kante when he joined Leicester, and then Chelsea last summer, but despite also losing Wilfred Ndidi to the Foxes an interest has been retained.

The Daily Mirror has claimed Arsenal interest in ‘the new Kante’ will be shown at the end of the season with Leicester fearful they could lose Ndidi?

With the help of Ndidi Leicester, following a fourth win in a row against Stoke on Saturday in a game the midfielder also scored, have climbed away from relegation danger and are now pushing for a top 10 finish – they are the only English representative in the Champions League too, so have that to play for.

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has praised the clubs recruitment of Ndidi but confirmed ‘he had other options’ before going to the King Power Stadium. He was quoted by the Mirror.

‘Our recruitment department take a real pat on the back for that. We did a lot of homework on him and I think we were one of the first clubs, if not the first, to show an interest in him. I think he, and his family and agent, remembered that so we were in the driving seat. When other clubs came in for him he remembered the way we went about it first. He had other options. From what you’re seeing so far, we’ve got a good player on our hands.’

Ndidi ‘snubbed the Gunners’ advances’ when signing for Leicester from Genk but will he do it again if Arsenal interest is revived? The Mirror reported Manchester United, Southampton and German club Hamburg are keen on ‘whipping their cheque books out’ for the Nigerian midfielder.

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