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A Chelsea bid for Leicester defender Wesley Fofana rejected by Foxes


Aug-04 10:01 first published at 10:01 AM

CHELSEA have signed Leicester centre-back Wesley Fofana… Premier League transfer spending is up from last season. We use your sign-up to deliver content in ways you’ve agreed to and to better understand you. Based on our understanding, this may include advertisements from us and third parties. You have the option to unsubscribe at any time. More information According to reports, Chelsea made an opening bid of £63 million for Wesley Fofana, but Leicester rejected it outright. The Blues have been attempting a number of high-profile transfers this week as their summer spending spree continues. Chelsea made a £63 million bid for Wesley Fofana, which Leicester turned down ( GETTY) Gabriel Slonina of the Chicago Fire has already arrived for £12 million, with Carney Chukwuemeka set to follow in a £20 million deal. Chelsea are also in advanced talks with Brighton about a £52.5 million mega-money move for Marc Cucurella. Chelsea have made a move for the 21-year-old, according to L’Equipe in France, and have tabled a sizable bid. Chelsea allegedly made an offer worth £63 million, but it was insufficient to persuade Leicester to sell. Chelsea will ‘internally discuss offering a midfielder’ to Leicester in exchange for Wesley Fofana. Leicester City do not wish to sell. Chelsea’s preferred candidate This summer, Wesley Fofana ( GETTY) The Foxes ‘immediately’ rejected the cash offer and did not even send a counter-proposal, as they are determined to keep their central defender. However, Fofana is beginning to push for the move internally; it is believed that he wants to join Chelsea in order to improve his chances of making France’s World Cup squad in Qatar. He recently removed Leicester from his Twitter bio before posting a mysterious message on his social media platforms. The quote was as follows: “My father warned me that when you start doing what’s best for you, you’ll irritate a lot of people. And I’ve begun to realise it.” Chelsea receives a ‘green light’ from their second defensive target in a timely manner. Tuchel transfer advantage Chelsea is ‘internally discussing’ offering a midfielder to Leicester in the coming season. Wesley Fofana swap offer Chelsea’s preferred candidate Wesley Fofana teases a move with mysterious Instagram activity. There has also been speculation that Chelsea could offer Ruben Loftus-Cheek as part of a deal for Fofana. Brendan Rodgers has already categorically ruled out a sale though, insisting Fofana is going nowhere. “Naturally, he’s a top talent but he’s not for sale. He still has lots of improvements to make. He’s very happy here, he really enjoys being here,” he said. “Naturally he will attract the interest of other clubs. Our job, in not signing anyone so far, is to at least keep the players we have. I know that’s the intention of the club.” Chelsea do have other centre-backs that are likely to enter their thinking of a move for Fofana fails to come off. Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan is a name of interest and the same applies to Bayern Munich’s World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard. Fofana is eager to play Champions League football and feels Chelsea is the perfect next step in his career. Paris Saint-Germain have also shown an interest in Fofana but they are yet to bid. Related articles Chelsea ‘internally discuss offering midfielder’ to Leicester in swap Chelsea target Wesley Fofana flirts with transfer with mysterious Inst Chelsea ‘plot left-field Walker-Peters transfer’ after Cucurella deal

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