Chelsea could have another backdoor deal as PSG plan to rush to prime target

Chelsea could see their record £85million transfer bid for Wesley Fofana from Leicester City hijacked by Paris Saint-Germain, according to talkSPORT.

The Foxes centre-back has been on the Blues’ wishlist all summer but the 2016 Premier League champions were reluctant to let their young star go.

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Chelsea believe Fofana is the type of player they need to take it to the next level

The west London club have twice made offers for the defender, with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel looking to bolster their centre-back options following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Their latest attempt saw the Blues have a £70m bid rejected by the Foxes.

Now talkSPORT football correspondent Alex Crook has confirmed the Blues are preparing an £85million bid for the 21-year-old Frenchman, which would be a world record for a centre-back.

However, once again Chelsea may not be able to sign the defender.

Crook also revealed that Tuchel’s former club, French giants Paris Saint-Germain, are also watching Fofana.

And he believes the development means the Leicester star man is heading for the King Power release this summer, only his destination is undecided.


Fofana played the full 90 minutes for Leicester in their draw against Brentford on Sunday

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Fofana played the full 90 minutes for Leicester in their draw against Brentford on Sunday

Should Fofana leave Leicester it would leave Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers light on options at centre-back, with his side not signing any players this summer.

Fofana started against Brentford alongside Jonny Evans and Daniel Amartey, with only Caglar Soyuncu out of form on the bench.

Meanwhile, if PSG are successful in a bid from Chelsea and sign the youngster, Fofana will join a long list of players the Blues have missed out on in this window, including Jules Kounde and Matthijs de Ligt.

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