Chelsea are set to miss out on signing the Chile international Charles Aranguiz after Internacional accepted a bid from Leicester City.
Aranguiz is set to leave Internacional this summer and it is widely believed that he will join a club in Europe. He has been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal, Marseille and Bayer Leverkusen among others, but they have all been trumped by the surprise news that Leicester City, who barely survived in the Premiership last season, have had a bid accepted.
The offer, believed to be in excess of £10 million, will be the Foxes’ record fee, beating the amount the £9 million they paid to pip Chelsea to the signing of Andrej Kramaric in January.
Aranguiz is believed to favour a move to the Bundesliga, and could still reject the deal.