'Fear the worst': Gary Lineker is worried after Chelsea reportedly launch bid to sign 'exceptional' player

Gary Lineker has tweeted that he is fearful that Wesley Fofana is set to join Chelsea this summer.

The 21-year-old has been singled out as the number one defensive target for the remainder of the summer, with them looking to add to the impressive coups of Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella.

The interest has seemingly affected his mindset at the King Power stadium, with reports of him becoming unhappy at the club breaking over the last couple of days.

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He has impressed during his time at Leicester, with former central defender Michael Dawson labelling him as ‘exceptional’.

With that being said, notable Foxes fan Lineker has put out a plea for the highly-rated star to stay at the club who he recently signed a new contract with.

He said: “Fear the worst but hope he finds it within himself to give Leicester one more season.

Lineker begs Fofana to stay

“Signed a new long contract when badly injured. Another year and all the monster clubs will want you.”

The rumours that Chelsea are the dream club for Fofana may see him continue to push for a move this summer, given the Blues’ very open interest in a deal.

Their interest could turn into another bid soon, given the club’s desperation to bring in another centre-back before the window closes.

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They have already missed out on deals for Matthijs de Ligt and Jules Kounde, despite looking favourites throughout negotiation stages for both of them.

Even with Cesar Azpilicueta signing his new contract, the club are likely to want another strong, young option to play in a back three, allowing Reece James to continue to thrive in the wing-back role which saw him score against Tottenham.

The signing would be brilliant for Chelsea, providing them an option for more than a decade who already has proven he can deal with Premier League opposition.

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.