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N’Golo Kante has carved a reputation for himself as the best defensive midfielder in the world due to his combative and energetic style of play.

Kante has been an asset to Chelsea since the Blues signed him in the summer of 2016 for just over £30m from Leicester City where he played a key role in helping the Foxes win the Premier League.

Since joining Chelsea, he has even earned a higher reputation, helping the Blues to the Premier League title and also the FA Cup trophy.

Kante signed a new contract with wages of £290,000-per-week, to become the highest paid player at the club, but despite his new contract, the Frenchman is still attracting massive interest from clubs all over the world, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain his biggest admirers.

And now Bayern Munich assistant manager Robert Kovac has insisted that every club needs a player like N’Golo Kante to succeed, insisting that his side will look for such a player in the summer transfer window.

He told RMC Sport: “Today, to succeed – and I will take France as an example – you need a player like N’Golo Kanté.

“He does the housework wherever he goes. Real Madrid also has this kind of player. Bayern Munich had these kind of players.

“Today, we do not have a player like him. Those who are here must do this work.

“This means that defending is the task of every player.”

Kante has been asked to play in a new role this season under new boss Maurizio Sarri, with the Italian preferring summer signing Jorginho deep in midfield and playing Kante in an advanced midfield role.

Sarri doesn’t think Kante can play the Jorginho role, but Kante has now revealed that he can as well play the Jorginho role, but is also enjoying his time in his advanced midfield role. According to Kante, he will play anywhere the manager wants him to play.

“It is something possible [to play Jorginho’s role], but the manager decides,” Kante said at Stamford Bridge in February. “It’s fine, it’s fine. I like this [more advanced] position. Prefer it? It depends on the game, but I enjoy it. I’m with the manager, and I’m enjoying the way I’m playing now.

“It is a position I used to play when I was in France. I’m enjoying participating more in the offensive positions to change the game. I am enjoying it.”

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