Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana could cost up to £85million amid interest from Chelsea.
According to The Guardian, Fofana, 21, is a player in Chelsea’s sights looking to recruit in defense.
However, it is understood Leicester are in a strong position to keep the player as he signed a five-year deal earlier in 2022.
The report explains that the Foxes will demand at least £70m for their centre-back, but the asking price could even be as high as £85m.
If Chelsea approach the £85m price tag, it would mean making the second-biggest transfer offer in the club’s history. Romelu Lukaku cost the Blues a record £97.5million last summer, while Kai Havertz is the club’s second most expensive (Sky Sports).
Fofana could cost £85million
Described as “super talented” by Paul Merson earlier this year, Fofana is one of the most exciting young centre-halves in European football.
The Frenchman looks the full package as a defender with his physical attributes, which include raw pace and the strength to dominate ground and aerial duels. Moreover, Leicester’s rising star is quality in possession and has a presence on the pitch.
It’s obviously a huge transfer fee that would bring a lot of pressure, but maybe Chelsea can work some magic to bring that valuation down.
Leicester to Chelsea transfers can be mega successes
Aside from Danny Drinkwater, Chelsea’s business with Leicester of late has proven to be very successful.
The Blues signed N’Golo Kante from the Foxes in 2016, who would go on to become one of the club’s best midfielders.
Moreover, England and Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has become a popular player since joining Stamford Bridge from the East Midlands.
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