New Manchester United coach Eric Ten Hag plans a surprise attack on Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante

Eric Ten Hag is plotting a surprise attack on N’Golo Kante as the new Manchester United coach believes the Chelsea midfielder has the ability, experience and hunger to help rebuild him next season.

  • The midfield is one area Eric ten Hag is keen to strengthen this summer
  • The Man United boss thinks N’Golo Kante could be available this summer
  • The French World Cup winner, 31, has one year left at home at Stamford Bridge

New Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag has reportedly targeted Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as part of his rebuilding.

Ten Hag, who has signed a three-year contract with the Red Devils, is expected to oversee the team’s overhaul at Old Trafford with several first-team players leaving and a number of targeted transfers.

The midfield is one area Ten Hag is keen to strengthen this summer, especially given the expected exits of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic on a free transfer.

Manchester United boss Eric Ten Hag is said to want N’Golo Kante to start rebuilding it

According to the Daily Mirror, Ten Hag believes France’s World Cup winner Kante still has the ability, experience and hunger to help rebuild him next season.

The 31-year-old French World Cup winner has just one year left on his Stamford Bridge contract and Ten Hag believes it can be saved if Thomas Tuchel gets a big transfer budget from new Chelsea owner Todd Boley.

Ten Hag called a vital planning meeting in Amsterdam on Thursday as he began his reign at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old French World Cup winner has just one year left at home at Stamford Bridge.

The 31-year-old French World Cup winner has just one year left at home at Stamford Bridge.

After watching Ajax crown the Eredivisie champions on Wednesday night, Ten Hag wasted no time in planning for next season with United.

The Dutchman led a strategy meeting – which included his long-term assistant Mitchell van der Gag and a team member from United’s recruitment team – understood to be director of football John Murtaugh.

It is understood that potential transfer targets were discussed at the meeting, with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong – who worked with Tin Hag at Ajax – believed to be one of the players on United’s radar.

Last month, the club confirmed the appointment of the 52-year-old as United's manager

The Dutchman (above) is expected to oversee the team’s overhaul at Old Trafford

Ten Hag signed his career with Ajax with the cup after giving his team the Eredivisie title

Ten Hag signed his career with Ajax with the cup after giving his team the Eredivisie title

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