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New Man Utd boss Ten Hag targets Chelsea veteran Kante

New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is targeting a move for Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

The Mirror says Ten Hag, who has signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils, is expected to oversee an overhaul of the squad at Old Trafford with several first-team players set to leave and a number of transfers targeted.

The midfield area is one Ten Hag is keen to strengthen this summer, particularly given the expected exits of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic on a free transfer.

Ten Hag believes French World Cup winner Kante still has the ability, experience and hunger to help drive his rebuild next season.

The 31-year-old French World Cup winner has one year left on his Stamford Bridge contract and Ten Hag believes he could be made available if Thomas Tuchel is handed a sizeable transfer budget by new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly.

Ten Hag called a vital planning meeting in Amsterdam on Thursday as his Old Trafford reign gets underway.

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