Chelsea will table another bid for Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana of £75million to try and tempt the Foxes into selling the centre-back.
Thomas Tuchel has made the Frenchman his number one target and the club have already had three bids rejected by City, as the club stand firm on not letting one of their prized assets go for under their valuation.
Leicester are looking for a fee in excess of £80million for Fofana, and rebuffed the Blues previous offer of £60million with an extra £10million in add ons.
Fofana has been dropped by Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and made to train with the club’s Under 21s after he missed training to try and force a move to Stamford Bridge.
He missed the defeat to Southampton last weekend and won’t be part of the match day squad for their visit to Chelsea on Saturday.
Rodgers has been critical of the 21-year-old’s behaviour and said it’s been in stark contrast to the way Harry Maguire behaved during his impending transfer to Manchester United in 2019.
Chelsea are also set to further boost their midfield with the signing of Russian star Arsen Zakharyan from Dynamo Moscow.
The Blues are set to trigger the 19-year-old’s £12.6million release clause and bring one of Russia’s most talented young players to West London.
Zakharyan scored nine goals and registered nine assists in 34 appearances for Dynamo last season, and has already been linked with a number of high-profile clubs.