Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says midfielder N'Golo Kante is one of the best midfielders in Europe.
The Leicester City man is a confirmed target for the Gunners with Chelsea also interested according to recent reports.
He has a £20million release clause in his current contract and confirmed at the start of the week that he will only take a decision on where he will play his football next season at the end of Euro 2016.
"I admire and like N'Golo Kante a lot," Wenger told beIN Sports.
"It gives you ideas, he gives you the feeling that the higher the level he plays at, the more at ease he is.
"We are talking about numbers. He has the most interceptions in Europe and by far.
"He has incredible quality. He feels the game, only very few people can do that. He's always where he needs to be.
"It is very rare to have that in the central midfielder. Not always orthodox, but always in the right place."