Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is seemingly determined to bolster manager Thomas Tuchel’s options at Stamford Bridge as an exciting claim surfaces involving Leicester City star Wesley Fofana.
The Lowdown: Chelsea keep busy…
Following Boehly’s acquisition of the Blues, it’s safe to say the Premier League giants have kept busy with a flurry of major bids.
Having just signed exciting left-back Marc Cucurella from Brighton, hijacking English champions Man City in the process, it is now believed that Tuchel’s side are chasing the signing of another star centre-half.
This is despite landing Senegal star Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli with Chelsea seriously on the hunt for more options.
The Latest: CBS journalist makes exciting Fofana claim…
Writing on social media, CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has shared an exciting update on Fofana after their ‘latest bid’.
The reporter claims, even if their marquee ‘over £70 million’ offer is snubbed, Chelsea will not stop there and are determined to keep pursuing the Foxes star.
“Chelsea’s latest bid for Wesley Fofana is over £70m and won’t be the last one made if rejected. Brendan Rodgers again said Fofana isn’t for sale, but Todd Boehly means business. Fofana is Chelsea’s number one target between now and when window shuts.”
The Verdict: Keep pushing…
There is little doubt Fofana would be a stellar upgrade to Tuchel’s back line.
The Frenchman missed the vast majority of last season through injury but his 2020/2021 statistics indicate he is a serious player.
As per WhoScored, Fofana completed that year as one of Leicester’s top five best performing players – making an impressive 3.3 clearances per 90 whilst averaging their second-highest number of interceptions.
At just 21-years-old, the defender’s potential is sky high and there is little surprise he is seemingly Chelsea’s number one defensive target.
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