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Leicester eyeing Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria.

Santamaria has been dubbed French football's next N'Golo Kante.

The Foxes plucked an unknown Kante from Caen in August 2015, and he went on to help them win the Premier League title before moving to Chelsea.

The Daily Express says Santamaria, 25, is in the same defensive mould as Kante and Foxes scouts have been keeping a careful eye on him in the last few months.

The former French under-20 international has been the best defensive midfielder in Ligue 1 this season, which hasn't gone unnoticed among Premier league scouts.

Everton and Tottenham also watched him a handful of times each before the league was shut down last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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