Wesley Fofana’s long-awaited transfer to Chelsea is set to be completed imminently, with the French defender scheduled to have a medical ahead of his move to London from Leicester City.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein reports that Fofana will have his Blues medical in the USA and he flew out on Sunday morning after he missed the game between his current club and his future employers.
Wesley Fofana Transfer Set to Go Ahead Following Medical
Personal Terms Agreed
Fofana wasn’t involved in Saturday’s match against the Blues at Stamford Bridge, and L’Equipe has reported that the stopper will be checked over for any injuries ahead of his move being rubber-stamped.
He has already agreed a six-year deal with the Blues and any remaining personal terms are not thought to be an issue, so the deal should be finalised swiftly upon the conclusion of the medical.
Rodgers Resigned to Losing His Man?
Speaking after Leicester’s penalty shoot-out victory at Stockport County in the Carabao Cup, manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed the player was training with the club’s U23s after failing to turn up to a training session last week.
Wesley Fofana medical as new Chelsea player has been scheduled today, as expected – the main part will be completed in the next hours, contracts will be signed also on player side right after. 🚨🔵🩺 #CFC
Chelsea and Leicester agreed fee since Friday – here we go confirmed. pic.twitter.com/9jkZe5rBRe
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 28, 2022
“He won’t be available for the weekend and has trained with the U23 squad,” Rodgers told reporters ahead of Saturday’s game.
“My concentration is on the players that we have and the team. I can’t lose energy. If something will be done, it will be done with the clubs. Until that happens we just have to work with what we have.”
If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again
Chelsea had previously seen two bids of around £60 million rejected before a third offer of around £70 million – that involved add-ons – was dismissed before the latest bid was deemed acceptable.
The agreement between the two clubs will be one of the biggest of the transfer window so far, and one of the highest ever fees for a defender, following an eye-watering sum of £70 million being agreed upon.