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REVEALED: Chelsea are willing to offer Leicester defender Wesley Fofana more than £200,000-a-week to move to Stamford Bridge… if they can strike a deal for the £85MILLION-rated star
- Chelsea are willing to offer Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana £200k-a-week
- The 21-year-old has been a target for the Blues in their major defensive reshuffle
- Leicester do not wish to sell the defender for less than £85million this summer
Chelsea are willing to offer Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana a staggering £200,000-a-week wages to join, should the Foxes agree to sell.
The 21-year-old has been a target for the Blues, as the club undergoes a major defensive reshuffle after the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers this summer.
However, Leicester do not wish to sell the French youth international for less than £85million.
Leicester defender Wesley Fofana is a target for Chelsea as they undergo a defensive reshuffle
The Blues would be willing to offer the 21-year-old a staggering £200,000-a-week wages
After spending most of last season out injured, Fofana signed a five-year contract with the Foxes in March, and Brendan Rodgers is not interested in letting the young prospect leave without garnering a significant fee.
However, should the Foxes opt to sell, or if the Blues match the hefty price tag, then Fofana could improve his wages drastically with the Stamford Bridge club willing to give the youngster £200,000-a-week.
Kalidou Koulibaly has already joined the Blues from Napoli this summer, with the Senegal international joining Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah as options at centre back for the Blues.
Boss Thomas Tuchel’s favoured 3-4-1-2 system means they need more players in defence
However, boss Thomas Tuchel’s favoured 3-4-1-2 system means they need more players in central defence than they currently have available.
They are targeting a number of defensive options with Fofana high on the list – and they’re even willing to part ways with players to make a deal happen, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek one of the names that could potentially be a part of any deal.
Fofana joined Leicester in 2020 for £36.5m after enjoying a breakout season in Ligue 1 with Saint Etienne.
In his maiden season in Leicestershire, Fofana established himself as a key part of Rodgers’ side, making 28 appearances in the Premier League as the Foxes narrowly missed out on Champions League football.
It was an injury-hit campaign for Fofana last season, but that hasn’t stopped the youngster attracting interest.