Manchester United are eager to know if Chelsea N’Golo Kante’s midfielder could be available this summer, as they are looking to expand their options in that area.
The Red Devil had a season to forget as they recorded their lowest points total of 58 in the Premier League era in the 2021-22 season.
Prior to the new season, United are eager to strengthen their midfielder and such an option in this respect is Kante, whose contract with the Blues expires next season.
United wishing to put things back on track under the new manager Erik ten Hag and Kante would be a welcome addition to their midfield.
Kante has been an integral part of the Chelsea team, at the base of the midfield, since he arrived at the club in 2016.
Although Chelsea is unlikely to let Kante, 31, go, a substantial offer could change their minds in light of the Frenchman’s contractual situation.
However, injuries have slowed him down in the recent past, something that United needs to consider before signing him.
Tuchel is a fan of Kante but he is also worried about Kante’s injuries.
“I think he is our key, key, key player; but key, key, key players need to be on the pitch,” Tuchel said this month.
“He plays only 40% of the games. So it’s maybe a miracle that we arrived in third place.”
“Because he is our Mo Salah, he is our [Virgil] van Dijk, he is our [Kevin] De Bruyne. He is our Neymar, he is our Kylian Mbappe; he is the guy who makes the difference. And if you only have him 40% it’s a huge problem.”