Chelsea have been dealt a double blow within the membership’s pursuits of defenders Presnel Kimpembe and Wesley Fofana.
The west Londoners are looking for centre-back additions earlier than the top of the switch window, however look set to overlook out to Barcelona within the race to signal Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.
Thomas Tuchel needs to signal two new centre-backs following the arrival of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, however the Blues’ strikes for Kimpembe and Fofana have reached a stumbling block.
The Instances are reporting that Kimpembe has determined to show down curiosity from England and stay at Paris Saint-Germain, whereas Leicester have positioned a record-breaking price-tag on Fofana.
Kimpembe had appeared an attainable goal as PSG chased a deal to signal Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, however the Parisians have to date been unwilling to match the Italian facet’s £55m valuation.
In the meantime, Leicester are reluctant to lose Fofana this summer season and can demand a world-record payment for the 21-year-old. Fofana missed nearly all of final season after struggling a damaged leg in pre-season, however excelled through the earlier marketing campaign to be named because the Foxes’ Younger Participant of the 12 months.
Leicester signed the Frenchman in a £31.5m deal from Saint-Etienne and are understood to worth Fofana – who’s contracted till 2027 – in extra of the £80m payment that took Harry Maguire to Manchester United from the King Energy Stadium.
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