August 8, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Wesley Fofana is contracted with Leicester till 2027
  • He signed a long-term deal in March
  • Chelsea wish to strengthen their protection forward of the 2022-23 season

Chelsea are reportedly ready to make a proposal for Leicester Metropolis defender Wesley Fofana in the summertime window.

Fofana, who signed a brand new long-term take care of Leicester earlier this 12 months, is now contracted with the King Energy Stadium facet till 2027. Head coach Brenden Rodgers has little interest in dropping the younger center-back and therefore, Leicester have labeled Fofana with an asking worth of round $84 million, Objective reported, citing a tweet from a CBS reporter.

The 21-year-old joined Leicester in the summertime of 2020 and made 50 aggressive appearances for the East Midlands membership throughout two seasons.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel needs to signal three central defenders this summer time following the departures of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma within the final 12 months. Whereas the Blues signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, they’ve to this point didn’t land Matthijs De Ligt and Nathan Ake. Their negotiations with Sevilla for Jules Kounde have been stalled.

Sevilla and Chelsea have agreed on a charge of $67 million for Kounde however the talks have stopped due to FC Barcelona’s curiosity because the French defender is extra inclined towards the Camp Nou facet, in keeping with 90Min.

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Wesley Fofana of Saint-Etienne
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In the meantime, Barcelona are additionally attempting to safe a deal for Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta. Because the Spanish defender has only a 12 months left on his contract, the Catalans will not be able to match Chelsea’s asking worth and that has left Tuchel a “little bit” aggravated.

When reporters just lately requested Tuchel if he was offended with the entire saga round Azpi’s switch, the German boss replied, “Perhaps a bit bit. It is a robust query as a result of I’m not certain if I wish to give Azpi what he needs. Sooner or later it’s about what we wish. I simply made the comparability about how a lot we fought for Koulibaly, who’s a nationwide workforce participant and roughly the identical age.”

“He’s a massively vital participant for Napoli however now we have a Spanish worldwide who’s the captain at Chelsea. I see him perhaps on the similar stage however Barcelona do not see him on that stage. So I’m not certain if I wish to give him what he needs as he is a large participant,” he added.

Chelsea are scheduled to start their 2022-23 Premier League marketing campaign with a visit to Merseyside. They are going to play towards Everton on Aug. 6 at Goodison Park.

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