Kante (left) and Mahrez
Kante (left) and Mahrez have been linked with moves away from Leicester CityGetty Images

Arsenal have reportedly held talks to sign Leicester City duo Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante. The Premier League-winning pair have apparently attracted the interest of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who is exploring the possibility of signing them this summer.

Arsenal will offer the Foxes up to £60m ($86.7m) for Mahrez and Kante, according to France Football, with Wenger eager to strengthen his midfield options in time for next season. However, they are likely to face stiff competition to sign both players.

Manchester United reportedly held talks with Leicester about signing Mahrez during their recent 1-1 draw against the Foxes at Old Trafford, while Liverpool and Tottenham are also said to be interested in the player.

What's more, Mahrez has been suggested as a possible replacement for Samir Nasri at Manchester City, where the Frenchman has struggled with form and fitness since making the move from Arsena. Barcelona and Real Madrid are also said to have monitored the player's progress this season.

Meanwhile, Kante is reported to have a buyout clause of €25m (£19.7m, $28.5m), and Wenger recently confessed to being a fan of the player. "I think he will play in the European Championships and for me he was one of the players of the year in the Premier League," the Arsenal manager said.

"I cannot tell you anything now. He is under contract with Leicester. I am sure if Leicester want to sell him, they will find some buyers."