Manchester United have made a surprise enquiry for Chelsea’s World Cup-winning midfielder N’Golo Kante.

The 29-year-old is also attracting interest from Inter Milan, managed by former Stamford Bridge manager Antonio Conte.

It appears that Chelsea, who have spent more than £200million in this transfer window, are prepared to allow Kante to leave for the right offer.

Old Trafford manager Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer is a long-time admirer of the abrasive all-action player.

He believes the France star would add extra muscle to an impressive midfield line-up which includes recent signings Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek.

The Mirror confirms that contact has been made for a possible transfer which means Kante will have to take a big cut on his £300,000-a-week wages.

The online publication however said the two-time Premier League winner is reluctant to leave for less money and that has given United lots to think about.

Kante was in the starting line up for Chelsea as the Blues rescued a point against newly promoted West Brom in the previous Premier League game.