Chelsea have had a bid of £60 million for centre-back Wesley Fofana rejected by Leicester City. The Foxes still insist that the Frenchman is not for sale.
Chelsea are however preparing another bid to test Leicester resolve. Thomas Tuchel is in search of defensive reinforcements after seeing Antonio Tudiger and Andreas Christiansen depart on free transfers to Real Madrid and Barcelona repectively.
The Blues have added Senegalese International Kalidou Koulibaly to their ranks but are still looking to make more signings. The West London club were left frustrated after agreeing a fee for Jules Kounde but the player opted to join Barcelona.
Chelsea are set to be very busy in the closing stages of the transfer window and looking to wrap up the signing of Brighton’s Marc Cucurella for £52.5 million.