Chelsea transfer news: The Blues have agreed personal terms with Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, according to Metro.
Chelsea have already made additions to the defensive department, and are on the hunt for more signings.
The Stamford Bridge outfit are preparing a third bid for Fofana as Thomas Tuchel looks to further bolster the squad.
With personal terms with Fofana reportedly agreed, Chelsea will be hoping they can reach an agreement with Leicester City.
Leicester City, though, are under no pressure to sell Fofana. The 21-year-old defender recently penned a contract extension with Leicester City that keeps him at the club until at least 2027.
Chelsea will now focus all of their attention on striking a deal with Brendan Rodgers’ side. The Daily Mail state they want at least £80m, s0 the world-record offer Media Foot have proposed will be enough.
Rodgers is asked about the centre-back’s future at pretty much every press conference currently. Prior to the clash against Arsenal, he said: “The point to reiterate is that we are not looking to sell Wesley. That is they key point. He’s not a player we are actively looking to sell but naturally if there is interest from other clubs that is looked at by the club.
“He is a top young defender, there are not too many about at his age. He is someone we would love to keep here but we will have to see what develops.”
As Rodgers’ comments suggest, Leicester will accept a bid if it matches their valuation of Fofana. And while him leaving would be a blow, getting £80m in return will help them bring in two good defenders as reinforcements.