Norwich City have told Chelsea that they will have to double their offer of £5m if they are to have any hope of signing goalkeeper John Ruddy, The Sun understands
The club made an offer last night, as they look to recruit back up for Petr Cech following the releases of Ross Turnbull and Hilario.
Belgium international Thibaut Courtois has extended his stay at Atletico Madrid for a further season, leaving Cech as the only keeper in the first team squad.
Ruddy, who won his first international cap for England in the friendly win over Italy last August, has been a stand performer for Norwich since signing from Everton in 2010.
Meanwhile, the Blues will turn their attention to Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski if they fail in their attempts to sign Edinson Cavani, according to the Mirror.
The Uruguay international is the clubs top target this summer, though Real Madrid is reportedly his preferred option.
Dortmund have shown that they are reluctant to sell Lewandowski, though with just a year remaining on the 24 year olds contract, a hefty bid could change well change their mind.
Elsewhere, Valencia want to take midfielder Oriol Romeu on loan.
The 21 year old made just a handful of appearances last season largely due to injury.