Chelsea are continuing their push to sign Wesley Fofana from Leicester City.
Thomas Tuchel has made the Frenchman a priority target and the Blues have already submitted two large offers.
However, the Foxes want more, as they believe Fofana is a generational talent.
Leicester set Fofana asking price
Leicester City have informed Chelsea that they will have to make a world-record bid to sign Wesley Fofana, according to the Telegraph.
Brendan Rodgers is desperate to keep hold of the player and claims that he is making plans for this season with him involved.
The west London club will now have to submit an offer in excess of £80 million should they hope to land him.
They’ve already had £50 million and £60 million bids rejected by the Foxes who want a fee greater than the one they received for Harry Maguire back in 2019.
Tuchel has told the club that Fofana is the player he wants as a priority, with Chelsea desperately needing to add another central defender.
On the weekend, the German coach started three defenders all aged above 31, so the youth of Fofana would most certainly be welcomed.