Chelsea are thinking about their alternatives regionally looking for a brand new center-again, reputedly figuring out a brand new goal: Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana. Though the Foxes are presently strapped for coins, they will reportedly now not be willing to let the defender pass for reasonably-priced.
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Jacob Steinberg of the Guardian said on this switch on Wednesday, discussing Leicester’s stance. He acknowledges that, although they’re struggling to convey players in for economic motives, they may be willing to hold out for a massive bid for the 21-12 months-old.
A fee of as a minimum £70 million become mentioned, though it is able to be closer to the £85 million charge they obtained from Manchester United for Harry Maguire, another participant they needed to maintain preserve of but had been willing to sell for a big fee.
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The Foxes have masses of leverage on this capability deal, heightened by way of the reality that they agreed a brand new five-yr deal with Fofana in March. This will allow them to hold out for a sizeable rate, ought to Chelsea be that inquisitive about bringing him in.
It stays to be seen if the west London membership are inclined to go that excessive for Fofana. They are interested however may additionally want to peer a bit more of him before investing a charge just like the one mentioned, given he has no longer played considerable soccer given that breaking his leg final season.
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