Chelsea have gone cold on Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana and are now considering alternative targets.
The Sun says frustrated Chelsea chiefs feel the Foxes have priced Fofana out of his dream move after digging in for a joint world record fee of £85million for their star defender.
Even the big spending Blues – bankrolled by ambitious new owner Todd Boehly – believe that’s way too rich for a 21-year-old.
He also missed half of last season with a leg break and has played fewer than 40 Premier League games.
Chelsea were prepared to offer £60million with a further £10million in add-ons.
However, Leicester felt the incentives were far from realistic and refused to budge. Blues manager Thomas Tuchel will now turn his attention to alternative targets.