Wesley Fofana: Chelsea working on deal to sign Leicester City central defender

Leicester City's Wesley Fofana is a Chelsea target

Wesley Fofana, a defender for Leicester City, is being courted by Chelsea.

Given that Fofana has five years left on his contract, Leicester's asking price might be excessive; according to sources, they may seek up to £85 million.
The France U21 international extended his contract with Leicester by two years in March, keeping him at the King Power Stadium till 2027.
It is said that Chelsea is looking at a transaction that includes players in the bid.


Following the exits of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, Chelsea has acquired Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and has made attempts to recruit Nathan Ake of Manchester City and Jules Kounde of Sevilla.

Thomas Tuchel, the manager of the Blues, has said that he is "a little bit" displeased with Barcelona for their pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta.
After ten years at Stamford Bridge, the 32-year-old has 12 months left on his Chelsea contract and has allegedly requested to quit the team to return to his home Spain.
Tuchel, who just joined Chelsea and paid £33 million to acquire Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, claims he is unsure if he wants to offer Azpilicueta "what he wants" and thinks Barca have undervalued the defender.
Tuchel responded, "Maybe a little bit," when asked at the Universal Orlando Resort if he found the Spanish giants' pursuit of Azpilicueta annoying.

When asked about the future of the Spaniard, Tuchel responded, "I'm not sure whether I want to offer Azpi what he wants.

"Eventually, everything comes down to what we desire. I was only drawing comparisons between how hard we fought for Koulibaly, a member of the national squad who is approximately the same age. He is a crucial member of the Napoli team, yet Chelsea's captain is a Spanish international. Barcelona doesn't view him on that level, yet I might put him on the same level. Because he is such a big player, I'm not sure if I want to give him what he wants.


"We don't give other clubs much thought. The emphasis is on ourselves and our requirements. I told him that and now I'm telling you that I understand on a personal and professional level.

"But I'm not just playing this part to fulfill his demands. I want what is best for Chelsea because I am the manager of Chelsea.

"Although he doesn't like it, he comprehends. He finds it difficult since the other club is always on him. He will be able to perform at his best on September 1 after things have calmed down."


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