N'Golo Kante focused on Leicester City amid Juventus rumours

N'Golo Kante has said he is only focused on Leicester City, amid rumours that the midfielder is being tracked by Juventus and Arsenal.

Kante, 24, has been one of the signings of the season after joining Leicester from Caen for a reported fee of £5.6 million last August. However, the Frenchman is not paying attention to any rumours.

"I'm only focused on Leicester. We have a season to finish, otherwise I haven't heard anything," he told reporters at France's training camp on Tuesday. "As long as a club doesn't approach me directly, I don't pay too much attention to the rumours. The Premier League is a league that suits me, that maybe showcases me a bit more.

"My team also highlight me. The team defends very well, never gives up and looks to get forward quickly. Tactically it's a bit different to Caen. With the coach, [Claudio] Ranieri, we work differently. I've gained experience, which has allowed me to broaden my palette."

Kante also said that Ranieri had had a significant influence on the defensive side of his game.

"He paid particular attention at the start of the season to a few points in terms of my positioning," Kante explained. "He also gave us confidence by telling us that we were a good team -- that we could quickly secure our top-flight status.

"Once we got that, he told us that anything else would be a bonus. That we shouldn't be afraid."

Meanwhile, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has praised his new France teammate and said that Leicester City's persistence this season has taken him aback.

Arsenal are 11 points behind the Foxes, albeit with a game in hand, and Koscielny, 30, has been surprised by their staying power.

"He's having a very good season," Koscielny told reporters. "He's demonstrating his quality every week. He's an important player who wins the ball back a lot, looks to get forward quickly and helps his attackers.

"Nobody would have bet anything on Leicester. Since the start of the season, everyone thought they would crack. But they're still there after 31 games. They get the best out of every player and are a very united team."