Ranieri: 'Kante's future is in his own hands'

Impressive performances last season have made Kante one of the hottest prospects in Europe. Credit: PA

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says N'Golo Kante must make a decision over whether he wants to stay at the club next season.

The midfielder has attracted interest from several clubs after excelling in a central role during Leicester's title-winning campaign.

He joined the Foxes last summer for the modest fee of £5.6 million.

Chelsea are believed to be the frontrunners in a bid to sign Kante, with a rumoured bid of £20 million.

Speaking from Leicester's pre-season training camp in Austria, Ranieri says he has been offered a new deal, but needs to make up his own mind.

The midfielder is still on a break due to France competing in Euro 2016, but he is due to link up with the Leicester squad later this month.