Chelsea will have to shell out a staggering €140 million if they are to sign Wesley Fofana and Denzel Dumfries.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported on Sunday that Chelsea are in negotiations for both Leicester centre back Fofana and Inter right wing-back Dumfries.
But any deal for Fofana will be incredibly difficult as Leicester want to keep the French defender.
Ornstein reports that the Foxes value Fofana between €95-101m and have no intention of selling.
Thus Chelsea will have to bid on the high side of that valuation if they are to have any chance of signing the 21-year-old.
Chelsea is preparing to offer players in exchange to bring the price down.
Inter want to sell Dumfries.
As for Dumfries, Ornstein also reports that Chelsea are in negotiations for the Inter star.
Unlike Fofana, Dumfries is available for sale. It has been widely quoted in the Italian media all summer that Inter want €40m for the Dutchman.
Inter need to generate a profit of €60m when all their transfer work is done at the end of the summer market.
So they must sell a first-team player.
Initially, the plan was to sell Milan Skriniar for €70m to PSG and replace him with Bremer.
Chelsea have already spent approaching €100m this summer on Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly and could now break the €200m mark with these two deals if they go through.
According to David Ornstein, alternatives to Fofana at centre back are Jonathan Tah, Axel Disasi and Nikola Milenkovic.
However, Chelsea needs to fill the center back to position as soon as possible.
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