Chelsea agree a deal worth over £70MILLION for Wesley Fofana after having three bids rejected by Leicester, with the wantaway star set to sign a six-year contract at Stamford Bridge after being banished to train with U23s
- Chelsea and Leicester have reached a verbal agreement over Wesley Fofana
- Fofana is set to move to Chelsea for a world record fee for a defender
- Chelsea had three bids turned down but Fofana will sign a six-year contract
- Fee for Fofana will eclipse the £80m Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire
Chelsea and Leicester have reportedly reached a verbal agreement for the transfer of Wesley Fofana.
The two clubs have been in talks for several weeks and have now agreed a deal for the 21-year-old which will make him the most expensive defender in world football, as reported by RMC.
Fofana’s transfer fee will eclipse the £80m which Manchester United paid to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester in 2019, with Fofana set to sign a six-year contract after a bid was made on Friday afternoon.
Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement with Leicester over a deal for Wesley Fofana
Chelsea made their fourth bid for Fofana and have finally managed to persuade the Foxes to sell him.
Leicester rebuffed the Blues’ previous offer of £60million with an extra £10million in add ons.
Thomas Tuchel made it clear that Fofana was his number one target for Chelsea’s defence
Fofana has been dropped by Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and made to train with the club’s Under 21s after he missed training to try and force a move to Stamford Bridge.
He missed the defeat to Southampton last weekend and won’t be part of the match day squad for their visit to Chelsea on Saturday.
Rodgers has been critical of the 21-year-old’s behaviour and said it’s been in stark contrast to the way Maguire behaved during his impending transfer to Manchester United in 2019.
The fee for Fofana will eclipse the £80m that Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is unhappy with how Fofana has conducted himself
Chelsea are also set to further boost their midfield with the signing of Russian star Arsen Zakharyan from Dynamo Moscow.
The Blues are set to trigger the 19-year-old’s £12.6million release clause and bring one of Russia’s most talented young players to West London.
Zakharyan scored nine goals and registered nine assists in 34 appearances for Dynamo last season, and has already been linked with a number of high-profile clubs.
Chelsea remain keen on signing Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Everton’s Anthony Gordon.