21-year-old takes current club out of his Twitter profile, amid rumours Chelsea are hoping to sign him

Wesley Fofana has sparked more rumours that he could be about to join Chelsea this summer, as he removed mentions of Leicester City from his Twitter profile.

The Blues are widely reported to be keen on a deal for the Frenchman, with them still looking for another centre-back before the window shuts at the end of this month.

While a signing may not be completed before the Premier League curtain raiser on Friday, the club may be encouraged to accelerate their move for Fofana given his latest social media actions.

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The 21-year-old’s Twitter profile used to include his club, however amid rumours that Chelsea are preparing a bid, has removed any mention of them, potentially indirectly letting everyone know his preference for next season.

The Frenchman also took to Instagram to offer a cryptic clue for his future.

Fofana takes Leicester out of Twitter profile

He posted: “My dad told me, you’re going to —- off a lot of people when you start doing what’s best for you. And I started to understand.”

The Blues should see this as encouragement to move for the 21-year-old, with him looking the perfect option to fit into their defence which is currently lacking numbers.

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His impact on the Foxes was noticeable when he missed the majority of last season through injury, with them falling way short of their league finish from 12 months earlier.

After missing out on Jules Kounde and Matthijs de Ligt, it will have begun to worry Chelsea fans that they were going to be going into this season extremely short of numbers at the back, however developments over the last few days will have begun to address that.

The club are reportedly close to agreeing a deal to sign Marc Cucurella, with Thomas Tuchel seeing him as a perfect option to feature on the left of a back three. The addition of Fofana would be an extremely strong end to the window.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.