Chelsea ‘still £10m short of Leicester City asking price for Wesley Fofana’
Chelsea are Leicester City are reportedly £10m apart in their valuation of centre-back Wesley Fofana.
Following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, the Blues have identified Fofana as one of their primary centre-back targets for the remainder of the summer window.
Chelsea are understood to have already seen two bids for the 21-year-old rejected by Leicester, with their latest offer valued in excess of £70m.
Both clubs remain in negotiations over a deal for Fofana, but the Independent claims that the West Londoners are £10m short of Leicester’s valuation, which is believed to be £85m.
The report adds that Chelsea are preparing a third offer for the Frenchman, and although the Foxes insist the defender is not for sale, they may be forced to cash in due to their financial situation.
Fofana, who still has five years remaining on his Leicester contract, was restricted to just 12 appearances across all competitions last season due to a long-term knee injury.
The Frenchman established himself as a first-team regular in the previous campaign – his first for the club after joining from Saint-Etienne – and played 38 times in all tournaments at the heart of Brendan Rodgers’s defence.
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