Ranieri sums up what Leicester have lost because of Kante's exit

The manager is celebrating a new contract

Leicester, Claudio Ranieri, Danny Drinkwater, N'Golo Kante

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri congratulates Daniel Drinkwater, right, and Ngolo Kante, left, after the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri admits N'Golo Kante is a big loss to his team.

It was announced today that the Italian has agreed a new four-year deal with the champions.

However they must launch their title defence without the hardworking Kante who has joined Chelsea

Raneiri says having Kante in the team is like having an extra player.

"Two midfielders plus Drinkwater. I always play with three midfielders in the middle. He wanted to leave us, he wanted to go to Chelsea and I can only wish only the best to him," he said of his former player.