Man Utd lead Real Madrid and Inter Milan in battle for Chelsea star N'Golo Kante after latest odds shift

MANCHESTER UNITED are outright favourites to complete a transfer for Chelsea star N'Golo Kante.

The Red Devils are the leading contenders to secure the midfielder's signature but they face strong competition from Real Madrid and rivals Manchester City.

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Transfer speculation surrounding the France international has intensified over the last couple of days.

And that's seen Kante's Next Club odds take a dramatic twist.

Inter Milan and Real were thought to be ahead in the battle to sign the 29-year-old with Antonio Conte determined to be reunited with him at the San Siro.

But Manchester United have now rocketed into favouritism.

Betfair are offering odds of 5/2* on United being Kante's next club and those odds are likely to shrink as the transfer window draws ever closer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were heavily linked with a bid for two two-time Premier League winner last summer.

Kante played in a double pivot alongside Paul Pogba for the French national team as they lifted the 2018 World Cup and could help United lift their first domestic league title since the 2012-13 season.

N’Golo Kante next club odds – Betfair

Manchester United: 5/2

Real Madrid: 4/1

Manchester City: 6/1

Barcelona: 7/1

Paris Saint-Germain: 7/1

Inter Milan: 8/1

Juventus: 9/1

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However, Real Madrid's shadow looms large.

The La Liga champions are keeping close tabs on the situation as they look to replenish their ranks after releasing Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Achraf Hakimi and Sergio Reguilon.

Manager Zidane is a known admirer of his compatriot and Real, with all their financial muscle, are a sizeable 4/1 to pip United to Kante.

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Manchester City are third favourites at 6/1, while Barcelona and Paris Saint–Germain can be backed at 7/1.

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