Chelsea owners confident they can sign 'unbelievable' player

Fabrizio Romano has claimed on his YouTube channel that the Chelsea owners are confident they can get the signing of Wesley Fofana over the line.

The Leicester City man is the only real target for a defender left on the table, following a manic summer which has had ups and downs.

The Foxes are currently against a deal to sell the defender, who manager Brendan Rodgers has described as “unbelievable.”

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The Blues have secured the signings of Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella at the back, who have both started the campaign strongly.

However, missed deals for Matthijs de Ligt and Jules Kounde have marred what would otherwise be a sensational window so far.

Despite the mishaps, Romano has claimed the club have a good feeling that they will sign Fofana before this month ends.

Chelsea confident in signing Fofana

He said: “There is an agreement in principle between Wesley Fofana and Chelsea on the contract, Personal terms are set to be agreed. Wesley Fofana wants to join Chelsea. He’s really happy with Chelsea interest, he wants to go to Chelsea. He’s been clear with Leicester, with the board and the manager, he’s decided to join Chelsea as soon as possible.

“He knows Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel are doing their best to sign him as soon as possible, but at the moment the negotiation is yet to be completed. Chelsea will try with another bid in the next days, Chelsea are preparing this bid, they want to push again because Fofana is their real priority after missing out on many centre-backs during the market. They have a feeling they can do it.”

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The addition would pretty much see Todd Boehly complete a perfect first summer as Chelsea owner, with Raheem Sterling another big name signed already.

There has also been an eye towards the future, with the signings of Carney Chukwuemeka, Gabriel Slonina and soon to be Cesare Casadei.

With Fofana being just 21, he also adds longevity to the backline, with their future being secure for at least a decade.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released