L’Équipe report that Premier League side Chelsea have had an opening €75m proposal rejected by Leicester City for French youth international central defender Wesley Fofana.
The 21-year-old was the subject of a formal proposal on Wednesday which was immediately rejected by The Foxes, who don’t even have the intention of trying to see Chelsea increase their bid. Officially, they have no desire to sell the player who they view to be totally indispensable heading into the 2022/23 campaign.
Fofana is Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel’s priority central defensive signing following the arrival of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and the departures of Andreas Christensen (Barcelona) and Antonio Rüdiger (Real Madrid).
The German coach is convinced of Fofana’s potential, even despite his major injury suffered last summer which only saw him to return to action in March of this year, at roughly the same time as when he signed a new contract until June 2027.
Fofana wants to see the move to Chelsea happen, as he sees this as an opportunity to compete in the Champions’ League and the outlet affirms that the Blues are unlikely to give up here, whilst Manchester City and PSG continue to survey the player’s situation. The question now comes down to whether or not CFC will further attempt to test Leicester’s resolve with a bigger offer.