Chelsea are ready to make an offer for Leicester City's highly-rated defender Wesley Fofana, it is understood in the 90th minute.Thomas Tuchel over the last 12 months, Antonio Rudiger, They are looking to sign three new central defenders this summer after losing Andreas Christian and Kazuma.
Napoli have signed Kalidou Koulibaly, but they have failed to sign Matthijs De Ligt and Nathan Ake, while their bid for Jules Kounde has also stalled.90min understands a £55m move from Sevilla to Sevilla for the Chelsea defender has led to Barcelona's interest, with the player willing to move to Catalonia.With that in mind, The club are already looking elsewhere to sign a new centre-back, with 90min earlier this week signing Villarreal's Paul Torres. Inter Milan Screener RB Leipzig's Jose Mourinho and Bayern Munich duo Dayot Upamecano and Benjamin Pavard are all on their radar.
90min are now looking at Chelsea's Premier League options and can confirm that the talented Fofana has their eye and the club's co-owner, interim sporting director Todd Boehly, is ready to open talks.
The Foxes were sidelined for most of last season after suffering a broken leg in a friendly against Villarreal. After returning from injury, the 21-year-old impressed, making 12 appearances in all competitions.Fofana, who has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona, signed a new long-term deal at the King Power Stadium earlier this summer that will see him stay until 2027.
However, Leicester are struggling to make any moves of their own in the summer transfer window due to the size of their current squad and their financial balance sheet, and it is understood that the 90min is set to leave.Youri Tielemans James Maddison and Kasper Schmeichel are being watched by rivals, but Fofana is ready for a move to the Blues.