Report: Chelsea have now made their first bid to sign 'outstanding' player, they've been told to pay more

Chelsea have reportedly seen their first bid for Leicester City star Wesley Fofana rejected.

According to L’Equipe, the Blues have made contact with Leicester by offering €75million (£63million) for French defender Wesley Fofana.

However, the report claims that the Premier League side want them to pay more and have turned down the opening offer.

It’s been reported the Foxes value Fofana at over £80million, so it’ll be interesting to see if Chelsea now respond with an improved bid.

Aged 21, he’s a very exciting young centre-back that could turn into a superstar at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea bid for Fofana rejected

Leicester have stood firm over Chelsea’s initial move for Fofana, who looks destined to play at the very top level at some stage in his career.

The ball-playing centre-back has shown so many signs of being a top player at the King Power Stadium, which is why there’s such a high asking price on his name.

It’s been claimed the 21-year-old has a gentleman’s agreement in place with Leicester that means they will listen to fair offers for him. As it stands, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues clearly aren’t offering enough for the defender.

Described as “outstanding” by talkSPORT’s Darren Bent, Fofana is someone that Chelsea should consider increasing their offer for.

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Clock is ticking

With Chelsea’s Premier League season kicking off in two days time, time appears to be running out on getting a new centre-half through the door.

Fortunately, the summer transfer window doesn’t shut until 1 September.

It would be great to sign another defender, preferably Fofana, as soon as possible. For certain, there’s a need for another top defender in the squad.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.