Chelsea set to offer Wesley Fofana £200,000-a-week, but Leicester City rejected the €75m bid
French football has been blessed with a lot of talented and skilled football players over the years, and now Wesley Fofana, 21, is one of them who will surely make a significant name in European football like Jules Kounde.
No other defender in the Premier League is so valuable as Fofana during this ongoing transfer window and that is the reason behind Leicester City’s firm stance on selling this player to other giants.
Why is Chelsea desperate to sign Wesley Fofana?
Following the departure of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel informed the club management that his squad might seriously lag behind other teams in the Premier League in defense and so he needed to sign a few defenders to cover that loss.
Upon Tuchel’s request, the Chelsea authorities successfully signed Kalidou Koulibaly and, very recently, Marc Cucurella, but Leicester City star Wesley Fofana remained another top target for the London club.
Despite prioritizing to sign Fofana with a potential €75m bid, officials from Leicester have stated that they will only contemplate a sale if a bid of at least £85 million is offered within the deadline.
Although Thomas Tuchel and Todd Boehly reportedly have reservations about matching the outrageous amount for this young French defender, they have thought about including Ruben Loftus-Cheek in a swap deal which could attract Leicester eventually.
Although the Foxes are opting to keep the French defender for next season, Fofana is pushing harder with a view to getting out of the club to play for the Blues in the upcoming season, which would be a plus point for Tuchel and his compatriots.
Fofana would get a significant raise in compensation if the two teams were to come to an agreement during this ongoing transfer window.
The current situation is completely volatile in nature as Chelsea’s hope of completing a powerful defense line is at stake.
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