The N’Golo Kante to Real Madrid rumours aren’t going to go away. Now that Eden Hazard is gone, the Frenchman is our best player, and any team’s best player is always going to get linked with moves to bigger and better things.
It’s still a long way off however, and we’ve not seen anything in this latest swathe of chatter that convinces us it’s getting any closer. The Daily Mail have the latest reports, which feature claims of a James Rodriguez + £86m swap deal for the midfielder. If anything, that’s as unrealistic as these rumours have ever got.
If Los Blancos really want him, they’re going to have to wait until his contract is running down, just as they did with Hazard. This swap deal madness isn’t going to convince anyone, especially when the player being thrown in has hardly shone himself in recent seasons.
Try again next summer, Real. And try and make it an offer we will actually consider next time.