‘They think Chelsea will’: Club are fully expecting huge bid from Blues for their 'outstanding' player now – journalist

Journalist Dean Jones has claimed to GiveMeSport that Leicester City believe they will receive a massive bid from Chelsea for Wesley Fofana.

It appears the Blues have established the 21-year-old as their number one target for a centre-back this month, following already securing Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella.

The Leicester man, who has been described before as “outstanding” by TalkSPORT’s Darren Bent, has seemingly made it clear he sees his future elsewhere.

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He stormed straight off the pitch following the Foxes collapse against Brentford at the weekend, and has hinted more than once on social media that he wants to leave the club this summer.

Jones has claimed that there’s no doubt Fofana is seeking a future at Stamford Bridge, while his current club are wary of Chelsea’s interest.

Leicester braced for big Fofana bid

He said: “But from a Leicester point of view, this is the price that comes for them with a defender of this level, and when United caved in and paid it for Harry Maguire, from Leicester’s point of view, they think Chelsea will stump up this time too.

“To be honest, I’m starting to think they will as well. Negotiations have continued into this week. There’s no doubt that the players head has been turned. I think in the next couple of days, we’ll see which way this deal goes.”

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The transfer would round off an extremely strong window in terms of defensive reinforcements, in a summer where it didn’t always look like they would make the required signings to replace those who left the club this summer.

With Fofana being just 21 as well, he could be a starting figure for way over a decade at the club if he proves his worth, potentially allowing him to prove he will be worth the extortionate fee the Foxes are demanding.

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.