#sports activities Wesley Fofana will undergo a Chelsea medical TODAY ahead of a £70 plus add-ons switch from Leicester
Wesley Fofana will undergo a medical at Chelsea TODAY ahead of his long-awaited switch from Leicester for £70m plus add-ons… and he will put pen to paper on a six-year deal at Stamford Bridge
- French defender Wesley Fofana, 21, will have a medical at Chelsea on Sunday
- Thomas Tuchel’s aspect already agreed a £70million payment plus add-ons on Friday
- He will be part of on a six-year deal regardless of having 5 years left on his Foxes contract
Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana will undergo a medical on Sunday ahead of a £70million plus add-ons switch from Premier League rivals Leicester.
The French defender will have a medical on the west London membership, with the Blues having already finalised phrases on a six-year take care of Fofana.
Having ardently pursued their goal for a quantity of weeks, Chelsea lastly reached an settlement with the Foxes on Friday with their fourth supply for the participant, who has not been afraid of admitting his need to maneuver to Stamford Bridge.
Leicester defender Wesley Fofana is closing on a transfer to Chelsea for £70million plus add-ons
The 21-year-old is one of probably the most highly-regarded younger centre-backs in European soccer, and joined Leicester from Ligue 1 aspect St. Etienne in 2020 for £36.5m, and this summer season had his contract prolonged till 2027.
But Chelsea’s curiosity has precipitated multiple situation to Brendan Rodgers Leicester, and he’s stymied in his pursuit of summer season recruits in that he can not add to his ranks till he raises the funds.
And while the sale of Fofana would definitely obtain that, it will go away the Northern Irish supervisor with out one his finest gamers – although he needs to depart the membership.
Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he doesn’t need to maintain any participant in search of an exit
Rodgers has stated: ‘It’s the identical with any participant. For me in the event that they determine they need to transfer and see their future elsewhere it’s higher to have it achieved as shortly as you probably can.
‘You have to prepare a team and a group of players and you have to maybe replace that player. Every coach will tell you the same.
‘It doesn’t profit anybody if it drags on. So we will see what occurs over the weekend.’
Fofana, 21, has develop into one of probably the most highly-regarded younger defenders in Europe
In two seasons with the Foxes, Fofana has already gained an FA Cup and scored one objective in 51 video games regardless of a leg damage that stored him out for a lot of final time period.
He emerged as Thomas Tuchel’s prime selection for his defence after Chelsea missed out on Jules Kounde and Matthijs de Ligt.
His signing will be a main increase to the German coach who had pushed proprietor Todd Boehly to herald fine quality reinforcements after they misplaced Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger on the finish of final season.
Tuchel now hopes they will conclude a deal for Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang whereas additionally they need Everton’s Anthony Gordon and one other midfielder.
Thomas Tuchel has already missed out on defensive targets Matthijs de Ligt and Jules Kounde