Manchester United’s new manager Erik ten Hag plans a shocking move for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté

Erik ten Hag ‘surprise plot for N’Golo Kante as new Man United manager believes the Chelsea midfielder has the skill, experience and hunger to help boost his rebuilding next season’

  • The midfield area is one that Erik ten Hag wants to strengthen this summer.
  • Manchester United manager believes N’Golo Kante could be made available this summer
  • France’s World Cup winner, 31, has a year ahead of him at Stamford Bridge

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag would target Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté as part of his rebuild.

Ten Hag, who has signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils, is expected to oversee a roster overhaul at Old Trafford, with several first-team players set to leave and several transfers planned.

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

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reportedly wants N’Golo Kante to kick-start his rebuild

According to the Daily Mirror, Ten Hag believes France’s World Cup winner Kante still has the skill, experience and willingness to help push his rebuilding forward next season.

The 31-year-old World Cup-winning Frenchman has one more year on his Stamford Bridge contract and Ten Hag believes he could be made available if Thomas Tuchel receives a sizeable transfer budget from Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly.

Ten Hag convened a vital planning meeting in Amsterdam on Thursday as his reign at Old Trafford is well under way.

The 31-year-old French World Cup winner has one more year at Stamford Bridge

The 31-year-old French World Cup winner has one more year at Stamford Bridge

After watching Ajax be crowned Eredivise champions on Wednesday night, Ten Hag wasted no time in planning the upcoming season with United.

The Dutch manager led a strategy meeting – which included his longtime assistant Mitchell van der Gaag and a member of United’s recruiting team – understood to be director of football John Murtough.

Possible transfer targets are understood to have been discussed at the meeting, with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong – who worked with Ten Hag at Ajax – considered one of the players on United’s radar.

The 52-year-old's appointment as United manager was confirmed by the club last month.

The Dutchman (above) is expected to oversee a roster review at Old Trafford

Ten Hag ended his Ajax career with a trophy after handing his team the Eredivisie title

Ten Hag ended his Ajax career with a trophy after handing his team the Eredivisie title

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