Chelsea are ready to make an offer for Leicester City’s highly-rated defender Wesley Fofana, 90min understands.
The Blues began looking for alternative centre-back options in the market after their pursuit of Jules Kounde stalled once again in recent days.
90min understands that Chelsea had agreed a £55m fee with Sevilla for the defender, but Barcelona’s interest has put a spanner in the works of any deal.
With that in mind, the club have begun to look elsewhere for a new centre-back signing, and the talented Fofana has caught their eye.
The Leicester City defender spent the majority of last season out injured after suffering a broken leg during a pre-season friendly against Villarreal. After coming back from the injury however, the 21-year-old impressed, making 12 appearances in all competitions.
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