Chelsea reportedly failed in an initial unnamed transfer request to Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, but the personal terms proved no problem. Chelsea is still pushing to try and sign Wesley Fofana, even though Leicester has insisted he is not for sale, according to talkSPORT. Chelsea would have to get a club-record fee of PS 85m to get the French defender, and Brendan Rodgers has cast cold water over a potential move. Still, having missed out on several defensive options, Chelsea could be willing to pay a hefty price for the man they feel can be vital in solving their problems in defence.
Wesley Fofana The defender from Leicester City is set to be available on such a move, making him Chelsea’s second defensive acquisition this summer behind Kalidou Koulibaly. If Chelsea could get the deal done on Leicester City defender, this would be more fantastic business this summer, alongside completing their acquisitions of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly. It would also benefit Chelsea to have a younger signing at defensive midfield behind Kalidou Koulibaly.
Wesley Fofana would prefer a permanent deal, Chelsea would like a temporary one, and Leicester is only partially interested in selling the player in the first place, suggesting there is a long road ahead before the deal is anywhere near being completed. Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana and PSGs Presnel Kimpembe are both being chased by Chelsea, but Leicester City is reluctant for him to go, with the latter asking too much money. With bungles arising from a long-running chase of Jules Kounde, Josko Gvardiol being priced out of a previous deal, and Presnel Kimpembes’s desire to remain in France, Chelsea is still searching through their roster. Still, there have been some critical progress this week, with Todd Boehly looking to set out the price of Leicester City. Chelsea is struggling for investment, with Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchels own despair over a signing that could have seen him paying PS 70m in total.
However, Fofana is starting to press for the move internally; it is believed that he wants to join Chelsea in order to improve his prospects of joining France’s World Cup team in Qatar. He recently deleted Leicester from his Twitter bio before publishing a mysterious remark on his social media platforms. Blues have alternative centre-backs on their radar if a trade for Fofana fails to develop. Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar is a name to watch, as is Bayern Munich’s World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard. Fofana is anxious to participate in the Champions League and believes Chelsea is the ideal next stage in his career.