N'Golo Kante looks on while playing for Chelsea

Kante is a wanted man (Picture: Getty Images)

Maurizio Sarri is eyeing a raid on former club Chelsea as he bids to reunite with N’Golo Kante at Juventus.

The Italian manager, who left Stamford Bridge at the end of last season, has told Juventus vice chairman Pavel Nedved to test Chelsea’s resolve and attempt to lure the French midfielder to Serie A.

Sarri – whose side won 3-0 against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night – believes Kante is the missing puzzle piece to boasting Europe’s best midfield, and would deploy him alongside Miralem Pjanic and former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey, according to the Daily Mail.

Maurizio Sarri watches on from the sidelines during a Juventus match

Sarri is a big fan of Kante (Picture: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

With Emre Can, Adrien Rabiot, Blaise Matuidi, Sami Khedira and Rodrigo Bentancur also on the books, Sarri would have a wealth of talent at his disposal in the heart of midfield.

While Sarri is not typically hands on with transfers, preferring to get on with the job on the training pitch, he has made it very clear he feels Kante would be a dream addition as he bids to make his Juventus midfield the most dynamic in Italy.

Juventus are hoping to lure the 28-year-old away from Stamford Bridge for around £70million and are confident they have enough pulling power to convince him to leave the Premier League.