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Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana


Jul-31 15:26 first published at 15:26 PM

Leicester City defender According to L’Equipe, Wesley Fofana is open to joining Chelsea because he believes a move to Stamford Bridge would improve his chances of making France’s World Cup squad in 2022. Earlier, Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claimed that Fofana is one of two centre-backs on Chelsea’s radar, along with Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig. Both are highly regarded young defenders, but Fofana is clearly used to playing in the Premier League. The 21-year-old was out for more than a year with a broken leg (fibula fracture) before returning to action in March, but given how quickly he reclaimed his starting spot at Leicester, he appears to have recovered well. In March, he also signed a new five-year contract with Leicester, which could deter any potential buyers, including Chelsea. Sterling Is A 10/10 Signing For Chelsea! The Top 10 Premier League Transfers This Summer! Photographer: MB Media/Getty Images French retailer According to L’Equipe, the player himself is open to joining Chelsea. Fofana, who has yet to make his France debut, is said to believe that the Champions League football that Chelsea can provide will improve his chances of making the national team in time for the World Cup at the end of the year. However, Chelsea will have to reach an agreement with Leicester, who are reportedly unwilling to let go of the young center-back. Chelsea are expected to make their first offer for the former Saint-Etienne man soon, though PSG may enter the race despite prioritizing their pursuit of Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar. According to L’Equipe, Leicester will not accept any offer for Fofana that is less than €60 million (£50.4 million). Image courtesy of Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images. According to CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs, despite reports in France, Leicester want more than £70 million for the defender. Given Fofana’s new, long-term contract, Leicester is in a strong negotiating position to set a high price. Despite Chelsea’s appeal, Jacobs believes Fofana will not leave this summer. Follow The Chelsea Chronicle on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest Chelsea news and opinion. A Chelsea supporter who enjoys football statistics. Attended the University of Sunderland and majored in sports journalism.

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