Chelsea is weighing up a move for Leicester defender Wesley Fofana as they continue their search for a second center-back addition.
The Blues are considering testing Leicester’s resolve to hang on to their talented young center-back, with French defender Jules Kounde increasingly likely to join Barcelona.
Fofana has now emerged as one of the latest names in Chelsea’s sights in their bid to bolster their defense after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively this summer.
They have acquired Kalidou Koulibaly for £34million from Napoli but have faced difficulties in securing a second defender.
Bayern Munich thwarted their attempts to buy Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus and they were frustrated in their attempts to land Manchester City’s Nathan Ake.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe and Inter’s Milan Skriniar are among the other center-backs on Chelsea’s radar. RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol is another but the Germans are determined to keep him.
Fofana joined Leicester in a deal worth £36.5m in 2020 and enjoyed a brilliant debut season, winning the Foxes’ young player of the year award.
He suffered a broken leg in a pre-season friendly a year ago but returned to action in March and played 12 times in the closing stages of the campaign.
He signed a new five-year contract in March that runs until 2027, which puts Leicester in a strong bargaining position.
Source – Daily Mail