Chelsea are determined to land another defender this window.
The Blues now look set on trying to pull off a deal to sign Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana and are preparing another bid.
However, the Frenchman will not come cheap and the Foxes are desperate to keep hold of him.
Chelsea-Leicester: Gap in valuation
Chelsea are currently £10 million short of Leicester City’s asking price, according to the Independent.
However, there is a feeling that Fofana will be attainable for £80 million.
The Blues’ current offer stands at £70 million and they are preparing a new bid.
Leicester don’t want to let him go, although, given their financial situation, they may be forced into a sale.
Another offer is expected to arrive from west London with Thomas Tuchel pushing for him to be signed and Fofana keen to make the move.
The Independent adds that the west London club are also working on deals for Frenkie de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.