Chelsea are set to launch a third bid to finally acquire the services of Wesley Fofana, according to The Telegraph.
The Blues have already seen two bids rejected for Fofana, with Leicester City aiming to hold for a fee of around £80million.
Fofana’s future has been in the news lately and he was ruled out in his side’s 2-1 loss to Southampton amid interest from Stamford Bridge.
With just 11 days to go until the transfer market closes, time is running out for Chelsea, who will be more keen than ever to bolster their defense after a 3-0 loss to Leeds United yesterday.
Leicester are the only Premier League club yet to sign an away contract and selling Fofana for a potential world record for a defender would give them financial leeway to do business.
Fofana is believed to have already agreed personal terms with Chelsea so it is now up to the two clubs to reach agreement on a deal.
Chelsea face Leicester in their next league outing on Saturday and Fofana could very well make his debut in blue against the side he would have left only days earlier.
The Blues are also pursuing a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Thomas Tuchel looks to bolster his attacking options.
After clashing twice in the transfer market this summer, Chelsea and Barcelona could do business in the final weeks of the window, with Marcos Alonso and Aubameyang remaining targets for either club.
Due to Barcelona’s inability to register Jules Kounde, the Catalans could be forced to part ways with their Gabon striker and talks are set to continue with Chelsea over Aubameyang’s future just seven months after his arrival at Camp Nou.