'One to watch': Chelsea are about to push to sign 'amazing' player this week, he wants to join them – Romano

Fabrizio Romano has claimed on his YouTube channel that Chelsea are set to push again for Wesley Fofana in the next few days.

The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and has seemingly made it clear that he wants to leave Leicester City this summer.

He removed the midlands club from his Twitter profile as the Blues began to up their interest in him, seemingly completely turning his head towards a move away this summer.

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The Blues have been keen to finish their summer with another centre-back signing, despite already adding Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella to their ranks.

The Foxes have rejected a couple of bids from the Blues already, although Romano has now stated that they are prepared to push again in the coming days to get the deal over the line.

Chelsea to push for Fofana this week

He said: “They are working on Wesley Fofana, again and again, Leicester rejected two bids, but this week will be week of new contacts between Chelsea and Leicester for Wesley Fofana. The player wants the move, Chelsea are really determined to go for it in the next days and so Fofana is one to watch for this week.“

Chelsea are seemingly prepared to spend big money on the defender, with them in the knowledge that the deal would likely be their second most expensive in history.

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Despite the price tag, he has become a brilliant defender since joining the Premier League, with his manager Brendan Rodgers describing him as “amazing.”

His impact on the Leicester defence was obvious last season, when he missed the majority of the campaign due to injury, while the Foxes dropped way off the pace in terms of league position.

While he will be expensive, a quality replacement for Thiagp Silva when he eventually retires is essential, with his importance to the club on show again last weekend.

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.