Report: 21-year-old Chelsea target scared club will walk away from deal after his last league performance

Reports suggest that Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana is worried that his performance in the Premier League last weekend will see Chelsea walk away from a transfer.

According to the Evening Standard, the defender is concerned that the big-money deal could fall to the wayside due to minor factors like individual displays.

The 21-year-old notably struggled in last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal, with the heat undoubtedly playing a factor on a number of performances this weekend.

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Gabriel Martinelli notably had a lot of success out of the Frenchman, whose antics after the game only further hinted that he wants to leave the club.

He spent a considerable amount of time in front of the travelling Foxes fans, with many coming to the conclusion that the act was somewhat of a goodbye.

Fofana worried Chelsea will walk away

This contrasts drastically to his post-game antics against Brentford, where he left the pitch without acknowledging the supporters.

The Evening Standard have claimed that Fofana has already told Leicester that he wants to leave the club, and is growing tired of the ongoing saga which he feels should have been sorted by now.

The Blues have established the France Under-21 international as their only current defensive target, with only a couple of weeks remaining of the transfer window.

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Leicester have been notably yet unsurprisingly stubborn in their attempts to keep the defender, with them citing there not being much time for them to scout out a replacement.

It has been made fairly public knowledge that the club are looking for a world record fee for a defender in football, with the current fee also being set by a Leicester man in Harry Maguire.

This has apparently been key in Chelsea’s hesitance to break the bank for Fofana, with them being wary of the abuse and pressures that have been placed on the Manchester United man since his move to Old Trafford.

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.