Wesley Fofana is NOT for sale say Leicester amid Chelsea interest
Wesley Fofana is NOT for sale insist Leicester amid interest from Chelsea, as the Blues look for an alternative to Jules Kounde who prefers to join Barcelona from Sevilla
- Chelsea target Jules Kounde is eyeing a move to Barcelona from Sevilla
- It means the Blues are in need of a new defender as the new season approaches
- They are also interested in bringing in France star Presnel Kimpembe from PSG
- Leicester do not wish to sell Wesley Fofana as he recently signed a new contract
Leicester have no plans to consider bids for Wesley Fofana amid interest in the defender from Chelsea.
The Blues have turned their attention to Fofana, 21, with top target Jules Kounde preferring to join Barcelona from Sevilla.
Chelsea are also monitoring France centre back Presnel Kimpembe, 26, who has two years remaining on his contract at Paris Saint-Germain.
Leicester are not interested in selling Wesley Fofana as he recently signed a five-year deal
Yet after agreeing a new five-year deal with Fofana in March, Leicester have little desire to entertain a sale as things stand.
The Foxes have a reputation for negotiating high prices for their best players.
Manchester United paid £80million for Harry Maguire in 2019 and Ben Chilwell joined Chelsea for £50m a year later.
If Leicester were ever to sell Fofana — a very slim prospect — the fee would likely be a world record for a defender, eclipsing Maguire’s fee.
Leicester signed Fofana for £31.5m from Saint-Etienne two years ago.
He has quickly developed into one of Europe’s outstanding young defenders — despite suffering a broken leg that sidelined him for the majority of last season.
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