CHELSEA have reportedly been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Wesley Fofana.
That’s because Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race for the defender.
And Leicester value their man at a whopping £84million.
Fofana, 21, is the latest centre-back to be targeted by Chelsea this summer.
Thomas Tuchel has missed out on Matthijs de Ligt, Nathan Ake and Jules Kounde.
While interest in Presnel Kimpembe, Milan Skriniar and Josko Gvardiol has failed to progress.
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France U21 ace Fofana is now being lined up as Chelsea’s third summer signing after Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.
And the Blues are hoping to negotiate a fair price with Leicester by offering them several unwanted flops.
However, the Athletic claims Brendan Rodgers wants a straight-cash deal for Fofana.
The defender only recently signed a new contract until 2027.
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And the Foxes are reportedly demanding a mammoth £84m for his signature.
To make matters worse, L’Equipe claim Chelsea also face competition for Fofana.
That’s because PSG are now interested after seeing their own deal for Inter’s Skriniar fall through.
New sporting director Luis Campos has already been probing into a potential deal.
And Todd Boehly may have to move quickly if he wants to bring Fofana to Stamford Bridge.
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