Chelsea have made a £70 million bid for Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, in accordance to studies.
The 21-yr-aged French centre-again has impressed at the King Power Stadium and the club and supervisor Brendan Rodgers do not want to offer the player.
It is reported that Leicester would only contemplate a bid of at the very least £85m, which is what it took Manchester United to land Harry Maguire in 2019.
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Fabrizio Romano said that Chelsea are ‘determined to try again’ following the bid was turned down by Fofana’s club, and states that the player is keen to make the go.
Chelsea misplaced Andreas Christensen to Barcelona and Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid this summer time as the duo arrived to the stop of their contracts at Stamford Bridge, and have signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.
The want for another central defender has been brought into concentrate right after Levi Colwill joined Brighton and Hove Albion on bank loan for the period immediately after the arrival of left-back again Marc Cucurella.
Although Cesar Azpilicueta has signed fresh new conditions on a new two-12 months offer at Stamford Bridge, Marcos Alonso could nonetheless depart Chelsea for Barcelona.
Romano reviews that a fee of beneath 10 million euros will be enough for Barcelona to land the Spanish defender.
Yet another participant that could shortly get there at Stamford Bridge is previous Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The 33-yr-aged Gabonese worldwide was managed by Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund, and could probably be offered as Barcelona restructure their squad beneath supervisor Xavi Hernandez.
On the other hand, Tuchel has admitted that the at the moment no cost No. 9 shirt could not be specified to Aubameyang – or anyone – simply because it is regarded as cursed by gamers.
Fernando Torres, Radamel Falcao, Álvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuaín and Romelu Lukaku have all unsuccessful to impress when putting on the variety in latest seasons while even further again it was after the home of Khalid Boulahrouz.
Tuchel stated: “It’s cursed, it’s cursed, people tell me it is cursed.
“It is not the circumstance that we depart it open for tactical reasons, for some gamers in the pipeline that come in and naturally acquire it. There was not a large desire for No 9. Gamers occasionally want to adjust numbers but, incredibly, no one wishes to contact it. Everybody who is for a longer period than me in the club tells me: ‘Ah, you know, like he experienced the 9 and he did not score and he experienced the 9 and did also not score.’ So we now we have a moment exactly where nobody desires to touch the No 9.”
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