N'Golo Kante is being closely monitored by new Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel ahead of a potential summer swoop, according to reports.
Despite Chelsea's disappointing showing during the recently concluded campaign, the 27-year-old starred in the midfield 'destroyer' role as Antonio Conte's men secured Europa League football for next term.
However, with the Blues missing out on the Champions League, there is potential that Stamford Bridge may lose some of their most valuable assets, and, according to Paris United, Kante has been labelled by PSG as a primary target.
The report claims that new boss Tuchel is keen to add the France international to his ranks ahead of next season, where Les Parisiens will attempt to finally show their worth in Europe's elite competition following a string of underwhelming entries.
It is also stated that the Chelsea player's representative, Karim Douis, met with Paris' sporting director Antero Henrique in London and the French capital over the past few weeks to discuss a potential switch. However, if the move were to happen, it is believed it would have to be finalised this summer, with the Blues ace set to change agents in December.
But PSG are not the only team hot on the heels of Kante, with Champions League holders Real Madrid also said to be keen on luring the midfielder away from Stamford Bridge.
Los Blancos are eyeing up potential targets to challenge Casemiro in the middle of the park, and have earmarked the 27-year-old as a perfect suitor.
However, with the Spanish giants currently on the hunt for a new manager, player recruitment is somewhat at a standstill, meaning if the Ligue 1 outfit act fast, they may be able to pip Madrid to the Blues favourites' signature.