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Wesley Fofana is NOT for sale say Leicester amid interest from Chelsea

Wesley Fofana is NOT for sale, insist Leicester amid Chelsea interest as the Blues look for an alternative to Jules Kounde, who would prefer to join Barcelona from Sevilla

  • Chelsea target Jules Koude looks at a transfer from Sevilla to Barcelona
  • It means the Blues need a new defender as the new season approaches
  • They are also interested in bringing in French star Presnel Kimpembe from PSG
  • Leicester don’t want to sell Wesley Fofana because he recently signed a new contract

Leicester are not planning to consider bids for Wesley Fofana due to interest in the Chelsea defender.

The Blues have turned their attention to Fofana, 21, with top target Jules Kounde preferring to join Barcelona from Seville.

Chelsea are also following French centre-back Presnel Kimpembe, 26, who still has a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

Leicester are not interested in selling Wesley Fofana as he recently signed a five-year deal

Leicester are not interested in selling Wesley Fofana as he recently signed a five-year deal

But after agreeing a new five-year deal with Fofana in March, Leicester is reluctant to hold a sale as things stand.

The Foxes have a reputation for asking high prices for their best players.

Manchester United paid £80 million for Harry Maguire in 2019 and Ben Chilwell joined Chelsea a year later for £50 million.

Chelsea target Joules Kounde has expressed interest in moving to Barcelona from Sevilla

Chelsea target Joules Kounde has expressed interest in moving to Barcelona from Sevilla

If Leicester were ever to sell Fofana – a very small prospect – the fee would likely set a world record for a defender, eclipsing that of Maguire.

Leicester signed Fofana two years ago for £31.5 million from Saint-Etienne.

He has quickly developed into one of Europe’s outstanding young defenders, despite a broken leg that left him sidelined for most of last season.

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