Chelsea have had bids of £50million, £60m and £70m for Fofana rejected by Leicester, who are holding out for a world-record fee of more than £80m for the 21-year-old centre-back, says the London Evening Standard.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers revealed last night that Fofana “didn't turn up for training one day" last week and has been sent to train with their Under-23 while he pushes for a move.
Talks between the two clubs are expected to continue this week and Chelsea hope to reach a final agreement for their No1 defensive target.
Sunday's 3-0 defeat against Leeds at Elland Road underlined the need for new signings at Chelsea. The Blues have already splashed out more than £170m on six signings this summer and new owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake are ready to take their spending in this window beyond £300m.