Chelsea’s ongoing pursuit of Leicester City star Wesley Fofana could yet bear fruit, according to reports.
The subject of the club’s backline has of course represented a headline talking point at Stamford Bridge throughout the summer to date.
This comes owing to the decisions of both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen to move on as free agents.
The Blues, in turn, have sealed a move for one high-profile centre-half, in the form of Kalidou Koulibaly.
Work, though, remains to be done.
Another stopper, as a result, hotly tipped for a move to west London over the last couple of weeks comes in the form of Wesley Fofana.
The Leicester City star has long been regarded as one of the Premier League’s standout young defenders, with his return to fitness on the back of a long-term spell on the sidelines having therefore piqued attentions at Chelsea once more.
To this point, the powers that be at the King Power Stadium have stood firm in their massive demands for Fofana, with Brendan Rodgers adamant that his star stopper is not for sale.
As alluded to above, though, if the latest word stemming from France is anything to go by, then this stance could well be softened, in the face of a world-record bid.
As per Foot Mercato, in a report cited by Get French Football News, Leicester are beginning to ‘come around’ to the prospect of parting with Fofana.
‘Despite Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers seemingly closing the door to a move, behind the scenes, the Foxes are now more and more open to allowing the 21-year-old defender to move clubs,’ is it suggested.
The Frenchman, however, will not come on the cheap. In fact, quite the contrary...
Having seen previous bids worth €75 million and €82 million knocked back, Todd Boehly and the transfer team at Stamford Bridge have been informed that they will need to cough up €95 million to land their prime defensive target before the window slams shut.
Such a fee would make Fofana the most expensive defender of all time.