Chelsea and Manchester United ‘are tracking highly-rated Leicester centre back Wesley Fofana’
Chelsea and Manchester United ‘follow highly regarded Leicester centre-back Wesley Fofana’ but the Foxes will demand at least £68 million for the Frenchman following his impressive comeback from injury
- Reports suggest it will cost a lot to win the Leicester player
- Wesley Fofana has been very lucky with injuries over the past two seasons
- Has made an impressive comeback from injury and will now look forward to continuing
Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be keeping an eye on the situation around Wesley Fofana.
The highly regarded Leicester centre-back, Fofana, has been incredibly lucky through injury over the past two seasons, but made an impressive comeback from his fibula fracture at the end of the season just over.
His impressive return is said to have piqued the interest of the two English giants, with RMC Sports report that both are chasing the player.
Wesley Fofana would be interesting for two of England’s biggest clubs this summer
Fofana made 12 starts in eight weeks after returning to action for Leicester, during which time he immediately showed the Foxes stalwarts what they had been missing all season.
Chelsea and Manchester United, who are both in need of defensive reinforcements, are said to have received a significant prize for the 21-year-old.
The west London club, who lost Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger for free to Barcelona and Real Madrid this summer, are in urgent need of new centre-backs.
Thomas Tuchel, it has been reported, has pledged a war chest worth around £200 million to rebuild his team.
The young Frenchman has endured a rough time with injuries over the past two seasons
It is thought that Fofana, the right age profile and reportedly the kind of player Tuchel wants to bring to the club, would be a Chelsea coup.
Meanwhile, it is known that Erik ten Hag at Manchester United wants to rebuild the team this summer with a number of purchases that have already been suggested.
For now, it seems the Dutchman is more interested in solving the club’s problems in the attackers and midfield, but it is believed they will move to a defender at some point.
However, he has recovered well and performed admirably for Leicester on his return at the end of this campaign
Fofana’s speed on the ground and his ability with the ball at his feet make him an attractive proposition for any club.
The Frenchman recently extended his contract with Leicester until 2027, making a possible switch a difficult proposition. This could lead Chelsea to increase their interest in Jules Koude, the exciting young central defender from Seville who is said to be looking to leave southern Spain.
However, RMC notes that neither Chelsea nor Manchester United are not used to paying astronomical fees for players of Fofana’s quality.