Chelsea agree Leicester move for Wesley Fofana

Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Wesley Fofana after agreeing a fee with Leicester City in the region of £75 million, sources have told ESPN.

The final figure is unclear at this stage with the exact structure of the payments yet to be determined, but Leicester have demanded for weeks that the 21-year-old command the same £80m fee as Harry Maguire when he moved to Manchester United in 2019.

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Fofana was left out of Saturday’s clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers suggesting the 21-year-old centre-back was not in the right state of mind to play.

He was also omitted from last week’s home defeat to Southampton for the same reason. Fofana is keen to join Chelsea and personal terms are not expected to be an issue, sources told ESPN.

If the deal goes through, Fofana will become Chelsea’s seventh summer signing after Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka, Cesare Casadei and Gabriel Slonina.