Leicester want up to €100m to sell Wesley Fofana to Chelsea

As pointed out by RMC, Leicester City’s French centre-back Wesley Fofana has changed his social media presence and removed all reference to him being a Leicester player amid interest from Chelsea, Manchester City and PSG.

After Chelsea missed out on signing fellow French defender Jules Koundé, who joined Barcelona instead, the London side switched their attentions to the former Saint-Étienne man. Fofana is keen to join Chelsea as he looks to make a late run into Didier Deschamps’ France squad for November’s World Cup after a broken leg kept him out for much of the last year.

Chelsea have agreed on personal terms with the 21-year-old but their opening advances over a fee have been rejected by the Foxes who have stated the defender is not for sale after he recently extended his contract to 2027. However, L’Équipe suggest Leicester’s position could change with a bid of €60m while The Athletic report Leicester could be waiting for an offer of closer to €100m to allow Fofana to leave.

It seems clear Fofana is set on leaving. As well as removing Leicester from his Twitter and Instagram bios, both now read just “Professional Player”, the centre-back posted a picture of himself on his Instagram story looking disgruntled next to a thought bubble.

Since moving to the Foxes back in October 2020 for €35m, Fofana has played 50 games in all competitions, scoring once.


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