Chelsea ready to pay Wesley Fofana £200,000-a-week but Leicester holding firm on £85m transfer valuation | The Sun
CHELSEA are reportedly prepared to offer Wesley Fofana a lucrative contract worth £200,000-a-week, should Leicester City agree to sell him.
The Blues have been pushing to sign the 21-year-old for the past few weeks in preparation for the new season.
However, Leicester officials have made it clear that they will only consider a sale if an offer of at least £85million is tabled.
Thomas Tuchel and Todd Boehly are said to be reluctant to match the eyewatering fee, but the duo have considered offering Ruben Loftus-Cheek as part of a deal.
If the two clubs were to reach an agreement, it would see Fofana earn a huge pay-rise.
According to The Daily Mail, the Frenchman's wages could increase dramatically to £200,000 if he decided to join The Blues.
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Fofana fuelled rumours of a move to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday when he removed Leicester from his Twitter bio, despite signing a long-term deal with the club in March.
Chelsea have identified other targets should they fail to reach an agreement with Leicester for the full-back.
Marc Cucurella is now a top target following his failed move to Manchester City.
The Blues have reportedly offered Levi Colwill plus a cash sum in a bid to meet Brighton's £50m asking price.
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Tuchel is also weighing up a bid for RB Leipzig full-back Josko Gvardiol.
Chelsea reportedly offered the Bundesliga side the chance to sign Timo Werner in exchange for the Croatia international, but their approach was rejected.
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