Chelsea see new £70m+ bid for Wesley Fofana rejected but will ‘try again’ to sign him
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 06
Wesley Fofana is keen on a move to Chelsea this summer (Picture: Getty)

have rejected a new offer from for centre-back Wesley Fofana despite the Blues offering a fee in excess of £70m, according to reports.

, but the Blues remain determined to bring him to Stamford Bridge and are prepared to ‘try again’ with a third offer.

, but they are desperate to keep hold of their young defender and will now await a third approach.

and has made it clear he wants to leave the club as he tries to force a switch to Chelsea.

He could join left-back Marc Cucurella and centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly in west London, who joined the Blues from Brighton and Napoli respectively this summer as Chelsea splash the cash under new owner Todd Boehly.

Fofana joined Leicester in 2020 from Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne for a £36.5m fee and has played 50 games for the Foxes across all competitions, helping them win the 2020-21 FA Cup and signing a long-term contract in March until 2027.

Leicester have already lost goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to French side Nice this summer while James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans have all been linked with moves away.

Leicester are the only Premier League club who have not completed a signing this summer despite boss  calling for a ‘healthy shake up’ of his squad in February.

Their season gets started on Sunday when they host Brentford at the King Power Stadium.


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