£36m star admits he 'dreams' of playing for Chelsea just hours after claims Tuchel wants him

Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana confessed he dreams of playing for Chelsea one day, mere hours before reports linking him to the Blues began to circulate.

Speaking to Actu Foot, Fofana revealed the handful of high-end clubs he would love to represent at some point in his career.

Ask any aspiring footballer their dream teams and the lists will probably align.  

The biggest names, in the biggest leagues, with the biggest players.

Fortunately for Fofana, he might not be too far away from turning a fantasy into reality.

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Ill-fated Fofana

According to Foot Mercato, Chelsea have made contact with the Leicester City defender’s entourage over a possible switch to Stamford Bridge.

Long-standing admirers of the young Frenchman, the Blues are keeping a keen eye on his situation.

Unfortunately for the 20-year-old – who joined the Foxes last September in a £36.5m (Guardian) move from St Etienne – his current condition is not desirable.

He hasn’t kicked a competitive football yet this term, after sustaining medial ligament damage in a pre-season friendly.

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Luckily for Leicester fans, the talented centre-back gave a positive update on his potential return date.

“I’m starting to see the end of the tunnel. The return is coming soon. It will be at the end of December, if all goes well,” he said in an interview with Actu Foot.

Chelsea admiration

In that same conversation, Fofana shared the organisations he aspires to be a part of.

“A club that makes me dream? There are Marseille, Real Madrid, Barca.

“In the Premier League, there are Chelsea, (Manchester) United, (Manchester) City…But you have to work to make your dreams come true.

“Through work, you can achieve anything.”

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Just to tease the Blues family even more, Fofana confessed his sporting inspiration growing up was Didier Drogba.

Pretty convenient timing, considering Chelsea are apparently part of the chasing pack for his signature.

Thomas Tuchel’s employers are in the market for a new centre-half, a need boosted by the potential sales of Antonio Rudiger and/ or Andreas Christensen.

They must tread carefully around Fofana though, due to his recent medical history.

But he is undoubtedly one to watch out for in the future.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.