Foxes sign Benalouane and Kante

Date published: Tuesday 4th August 2015 10:10

Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri has made his first signings as Leicester City manager after securing the services of defender Yohan Benalouane and midfielder N’Golo Kante.
The Foxes boss has moved quickly to replace the vastly experienced Esteban Cambiasso, drafting in Kante on a four-year contract from French outfit Caen.

Kante, 24, makes the switch to the Premier League after the two clubs in question agreed a reported fee of £5.6million.

The defensive midfielder will be officially unveiled after he receives his international clearance and approval from the Premier League and the FA.

Benalouane has also agreed a four-year contract with Leicester and makes the move after making 27 appearances for Atalanta in Italy’s Serie A last term.

The 28-year-old made one appearance for France U21s in 2008, but was widely expected to turn out for the Tunisia national team. However, Benalouane has since gone back on his decision to represent Tunisia, rejecting three call-ups.

The duo join Leicester as the club’s fourth and fifth signings of the off-season, linking up with fellow new boys Robert Huth, Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki at the King Power Stadium.

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