French giants PSG could reportedly hijack the Chelsea bid to try sign Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana.

According to talkSPORT, Chelsea are preparing a mammoth £85million offer for Leicester’s 21-year-old centre-back.

However, the report explains Paris Saint-Germain could yet hijack the move with their own interest in the Foxes young star.

It’s previously been claimed that Chelsea have had two bids turned down this summer for the French talent, but latest rumours suggest they’re still in the mix for his signature.

With PSG waiting in the wings to strike, Blues supporters may start to get a little worried about the transfer falling through.

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PSG hijack Chelsea bid for Fofana

Chelsea look ready to bid again in this window for Leicester’s defender, but the added complication of PSG should raise alarm bells.

Described as “amazing” by Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers, Fofana potentially has two European heavyweights battling for his signature.

He started and played 90 minutes on the weekend during his side’s 2-2 draw Premier League draw against Brentford, despite the intense transfer speculation around his name.

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Much-needed pace

Thiago Silva is still a master in Chelsea’s defence in the centre of a back three, but ideally he does need two defenders with pace either side of him.

Kalidou Koulibaly, who impressed on his Premier League debut against Everton, slotted in effortlessly as the left-sided centre-half.

Silva would surely feel quite secure if he had the speed and athleticism of Koulibaly and Fofana either side of him.

The Leicester man is going to cost a lot of money for a player still developing and ironing mistakes out of his game, but he’s shown what a brilliant defender he can be at Premier League level.

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