Chelsea is prepared to break a world record for the highest paid fee for a defender in the world following their pursuit of Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, as per football. london.
The Blues have seen their offer for the French star rejected and the club’s direct are preparing another package that would see them break the World record for a transfer fee paid for a defender.
Chelsea owner, Todd Boehly has already spent £35m on Kalidou Koulibaly who joined from Napoli this summer, as a centre defender and now the new American owner is ready to offer double of what is paid for the signing of the Senegalese defender for the 21-year-old defender.
Chelsea is believed to have offered £70m and it was rejected by Leicester City who show unwillingness to part ways with the defender who was given the nod in their Premier League curtain raiser against Brentford.
Chelsea is set to offer £80m a valuation that would force Leicester City to the negotiation table.
Leicester City is aware they need to sell players before they can buy any player this season and it is believed that Fofana is keen on a move to Chelsea.
The likes of Ethan Ampadu, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Levi Colwill and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain their target this summer but the Foxes need to make a sale to actualise the signing of these players.
Though Youri Tielemans and James Maddison are also negotiating a move away from the King Power Stadium.
Leicester City struck a deal with Manchester United for the most expensive defender in the World for £80m in 2018 when the Red Devil signed Harry Maguire to Old Trafford
Chelsea will pay more that figure to sign Fofona this summer or wait till next summer for the services of the French defender for a lesser offer.