Mbappe: I told Kante to join PSG during World Cup

The striker says he has been consulted regarding the possibility of signing the midfielder, and has issued a positive recommendation to the club

Kylian Mbappe admits that he has urged N'Golo Kante to join PSG from Chelsea this summer.

Goal understands that the big-spending French club have targeted the World Cup winner as their priority transfer target this summer.

Kante, who capped an incredible rise by helping Les Bleus to victory in the tournament in Russia, has won two Premier League titles, first with Leicester City and secondly with Chelsea.

PSG would have to pay around £100 million ($132m) to sign the midfielder, and Chelsea have subsequently identified Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele as a potential replacement.

Mbappe, who was awarded the World Cup's 'Best Young Player' award, says he has told Kante to move to Parc des Princes, while he has also been asked by president Nasser Al-Khelaifi about the possibility of signing the 27-year-old, and has issued a glowing recommendation.

"It's true that the president consulted me," he told France Football

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"I spoke to N'Golo during the World Cup, but not extensively because I know what happens when you bombard the brain with transfer stuff.

"At the end, I left a few words in his pockets, that he would have discovered once he got home to properly send a message.”

Kante joined Chelsea for £32m ($42m) in the summer of 2016, penning a five-year contract with the Blues.