Chelsea given green light to sign 21-year-old French centre-back

Leicester City are willing to sanction the sale of Wesley Fofana to Chelsea if the Blues agree to pay their €95m asking price. The Foxes have already rejected a few offers from the London giants in recent weeks, but the deal could be edging towards a conclusion.

U21 France international emerged as the top defensive target for the Blues a few weeks ago, and the London giants have been relentless in their pursuit of the defender. Talks with the Foxes have proved exceedingly difficult for the German manager’s side, who have been hoping to find a resolution.

Leicester City rejected Chelsea’s last offer, as they are seeking a higher fee for Fofana. Reports suggest Leicester City want another world record bid from Chelsea to part ways with Wesley, valuing the defender at nearly €95m.

Leicester have not made any notable signings in the summer transfer window, and allowing the 21-year-old centre-back out of the club on a mega deal will ensure they have funds for late activity in the market. The most recent update on the Fofana pursuit suggested the Blues were close to finding an agreement, which might be true.

The Foxes are reportedly willing to allow the Frenchman to leave if the Blues come up with a bid worth €95m, which would shatter the previous transfer record for a defender. Incidentally, Man United paid around that price for former Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire.