Chelsea have as soon as once more been linked with a transfer for Leicester Metropolis defender Wesley Fofana, with one journalist claiming he’s proper up Thomas Tuchel’s road.
The Foxes star, together with the likes of Villarreal’s Pau Torres and Wolves star Max Kilman, has been linked with a change to Stamford Bridge this summer time to bolster Tuchel’s defence.
The Blues are on the hunt for no less than one new centre-back after Antonio Rudiger agreed a deal to affix Actual Madrid on the finish of the season. The futures of free brokers Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta are additionally unclear.
And in keeping with the Night Commonplace, Fofana may be very a lot on Chelsea‘s radar. That’s even though he lately signed a contract extension till 2027.
In the meantime, switch professional Fabrizio Romano lately revealed that the Blues had despatched scouts to observe Torres in motion for Villarreal. Wolves ace Kilman can also be a possible goal, in keeping with talkSPORT.
Nevertheless it’s Fofana who’s the higher match, in keeping with the Daily Star’s Paul Brown.
Chatting with GIVEMESPORT, Brown stated: “They might in all probability all match the system in numerous methods. Fofana is probably the most thrilling one for me as a result of he’s clearly received enormous potential, is fast and he’s very snug on the ball, which I’m certain Chelsea like.”
Chelsea nonetheless ready on takeover
The largest challenge for Chelsea, nonetheless, stays that proprietor Roman Abramovich remains to be going through sanctions attributable to Russia’s warfare with Ukraine.
But when a sale goes by way of earlier than the summer time, then the Blues are anticipated to function out there.
Fofana won’t come low cost although. Certainly, Manchester United had been informed the 21-year-old would value £80million once they made their very own enquiries.
At this stage, it will seem that the cheaper choices of Torres or Kilman are extra appropriate targets. Until, after all, Leicester resolve to money in on Fofana to bolster their squad in different areas.
Speedy Fofana the proper Thiago Silva foil
If Chelsea might get Fofana on board he would definitely give them tempo alongside veteran star Thiago Silva.
The evergreen Brazilian signed a one-year contract extension with the membership again in January. Nonetheless, he wants cellular defenders round him to permit him to do what he does greatest – learn the sport and react.
If Christensen and Azpilicueta do stroll out the door then Thomas Tuchel might want to usher in two new centre-backs. Certainly, his desire to change between a again three and a 4 makes new defensive recruits an absolute should.
One factor is for certain, Fofana would definitely not look misplaced at Stamford Bridge.
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