Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports has provided an update on Wesley Fofana with Leicester City now reportedly willing to sell the central defender with Chelsea chasing his signature. A fee has yet to be agreed between the two clubs, however, the news will likely be very encouraging for fans of the West London side.
Jacobs posted a long update to Twitter about the transfer story detailing the price and The Foxes’ mentality. Jacobs wrote: “…The club stance has softened after a series of meetings between Brendan Rodgers and Fofana. Chelsea’s third offer not expected to be £85m. There’s a real feeling a bid shy of £80m with a preferable structure could be accepted”
He does indicate that the deal won’t be done immediately, stating that “… they want time, should they sell, to reinforce. That’s why the structure is important. #LCFC will also want a big chunk upfront.”
Leicester City ‘Prepared to Sell’ Wesley Fofana With Chelsea Interested
The 21-year-old French defender has been hailed as a “generation talent” by the Telegraph who once wrote about how he could eventually be worth £100 million. Despite his age, the youngster has had several memorable performances in a Leicester City shirt and established himself as a major target for top clubs.
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Following The Blues’ 3-0 defeat to Leeds United, they will be eager to get a deal done to strengthen their back line.
Originally it seemed that the Frenchman would stay at the King Power Stadium but he sees the London side as a dream move. The France U21 international’s desire to make a move has forced Brendan Rodgers’ hand and made the former Premier League Champions more open to a transfer.
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It seems like there’s work still to be done if Todd Boehly is to secure a deal for Fofana, but progress is being made and Blues fans will be happy to see it after a humiliating weekend defeat.
Wesley Fofana has no doubts since one month: he wants Chelsea, it’s his dream move. Full agreement on personal terms has been reached days ago, now waiting for new bid 🚨🔵 #CFC
Fofana asked Rodgers to be left out of Southampton game, it’s confirmed – as @RobTannerLCFC reported. pic.twitter.com/9QZfatWUkV
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 19, 2022