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Chelsea AGREE personal terms with Leicester defender Wesley Fofana

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 13/08/2022 Adrian Kajumba For Mailonline

Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Wesley Fofana as they continue work on a deal to land the Leicester defender.

Chelsea have had two bids of £60m and £65m rejected for centre-back Fofana. Leicester's original stance was that the 21 year-old was not for sale.

Though manager Brendan Rodgers also admitted this week that 'naturally if there is interest from other clubs then of course that is looked at by the club.'

Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Leicester centre-back Wesley Fofana © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Leicester centre-back Wesley Fofana Brendan Rodgers also admitted this week the club will look at interest from other clubs © Provided by Daily Mail Brendan Rodgers also admitted this week the club will look at interest from other clubs

Leicester value Fofana in excess of £80m and, despite their initial hope of hanging on to him for at least one more season, there is a growing sense that they will sell for the right price.

Fofana, who signed a new five-year Leicester deal in March, is keen to make the move Chelsea and in line for a significant pay rise to around £200,000-per-week if the two clubs can find a compromise over his transfer fee.

Chelsea are now plotting their next move as they look to further strengthen their central defensive options following the losses of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Chelsea are now plotting their next move as they look to further strengthen their central defensive options © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea are now plotting their next move as they look to further strengthen their central defensive options

Kalidou Koulibaly has arrived for £34m from Napoli and a new contract for captain Cesar Azpilicueta plus the capture of Marc Cucurella from

Brighton for up to £62m have given manager Thomas Tuchel two, versatile options who can perform in a back three. But he remains keen to bring in one more out-and-out centre back.

The likes of Nathan Ake, Matthijs de Ligt, Jules Kounde and Presnel Kimpembe have proved out of reach for Chelsea.

Meanwhile Chelsea have also had talks with Josko Gvardiol's representative Marjan Šišić but RB Leipzig are determined to hang onto the highly-rated Croatian who has also attracted interest this summer from Manchester City and Tottenham.

Chelsea have also had discussion with RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol's representative © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea have also had discussion with RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol's representative Read more
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