REAL MADRID boss Zinedine Zidane is targeting Chelsea star N’Golo Kante as his first signing this summer.
The Frenchman was appointed as Santiago Solari’s replacement earlier today, less than a year after quitting the club.
Zidane won three consecutive Champions League titles while in charge at the Bernabeu and he’s reportedly set to be handed a hefty summer transfer budget.
And Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira has revealed Real will target Kante.
“Zinedine #Zidane has signed a contract until 2022 with #RealMadrid,” he tweeted.
“Zidane can f*** off.”
Chelsea fan on Twitter
“He wants as the first purchase N’Golo #Kante from #Chelsea.”
Kante has established himself as one of the world’s best defensive midfielders in recent seasons but he’s struggled this term.
The World Cup winner has been played in an unfamiliar advanced position, with Maurizio Sarri preferring Jorginho as his holding midfielder.
Kante has often been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and he would likely consider a switch to Real as frustrations over his role grow.
But Chelsea fans took to social media to tell Zidane where to go.
“Zidane can f*** off,” one fan furiously said on Twitter.
While another added: “Ummm go away.”
“ZZ and RM can take a hike…” tweeted a third.
Chelsea face a fight to finish in the top four and failure to secure Champions League football could see them struggle to hang on to their star players.
But Blues fans are adamant Kante isn’t going anywhere.
“Kante signed new deal last summer,” said one supporter on Twitter.
“No chance we sell him now would cost £200m+.”
While another added: “N’Golo is not for sale. Period.”
“He loves the club and he signed a new contract earlier this season,” tweeted a third.