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Tuchel told Chelsea can boast best Premier League backline following £75m transfer

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Tuchel told Chelsea can boast best Premier League backline following £75m transfer

Thomas Tuchel has been told that if Todd Boehly signs Wesley Fofana, Chelsea could have the best backline in the Premier League.

The Blues are looking to replace Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, and the 21-year-old defender has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

According to football.london, Fofana believes Leicester City are attempting to price him out of a move by demanding a world-record fee for his services.

The Frenchman is believed to have already agreed personal terms with Chelsea, but the Foxes have turned down two offers, the highest of which was around £70 million.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Blues are expected to submit a third bid in the region of £75 million, and there is growing confidence that it will be accepted by their Premier League rivals.

However, with only a few days until the summer transfer window closes, Fofana has yet to leave the King Power Stadium, and Chelsea are racing against the clock.

Glen Johnson has told Tuchel that if the west Londoners can complete a deal, he could have one of the best defences in the Premier League. In an interview with  Betting Odds, the former Chelsea defender stated: “It does possibly make Chelsea’s defence the strongest in the Premier League on paper.

“You’d have experience and youth as well as three athletes, so you’d struggle to get better than that,” Johnson added, speaking of how the Blues should’ve invested in the defender earlier. “Chelsea should have bought Fofana years ago.

“I’m surprised he’s been at Leicester this long because a few years ago, he was one of the best defenders around, and he couldn’t even get in the French team. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. They could have got him for relatively cheap a few years ago, but now they’re going to have to pay double now.”

If Wesley Fofana signs with Chelsea, Tuchel’s back-five will be complete: Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly, Thaigo Silva, Wesley Fofana, and Reece James.

The arrival of the Leicester City defender could become increasingly important to the Blues’ chances this season, with Cesar Azpilicueta the only player capable of replacing James at right centre-back.

Tuchel told Chelsea can boast best Premier League backline following £75m transfer

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