What's more, the Frenchman sees his countryman arriving as a direct replacement for Casemiro, who he isn't convinced by.
That's according to Okdiario's chief pundit Eduardo Inda, who was speaking on El Chiringuito.
"Zidane does not want Casemiro, although he was key in the revival of Zidane's first Madrid," Inda declared.
"He wants to sign Kanté."
Kante penned a new deal with Chelsea earlier this season to 2023.