Wesley Fofana of Leicester City is the target of a move by Chelsea as they start looking at options for Jules Kounde.
Chelsea has been searching for several defenders this summer, and Kalidou Koulibaly has already been signed by Napoli.
Thomas Tuchel is set to keep looking for center-backs in this transfer window after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers.
The French defender Kounde from Sevilla is one player they have been in contact with, but according to the Daily Mail, Barcelona is expected to outbid them for his services.
As a result, Chelsea has now turned their attention to Leicester defender Fofana, according to Simon Phillips, as seen in the tweet below.
As stated, Fofana has a contract at Leicester until 2027, so the Premier League club is likely to demand a hefty fee to allow him to leave the club.
With Youri Tielemans out of contract next year, there is a good chance the Belgian midfielder leaves this summer, so Brendan Rodgers won’t want to see two of his star players leave without receiving a substantial transfer fee.
Leicester has been extremely quiet in the transfer window so far, with no signings as of yet.