Chelsea want to sign £85m star 'in next few days' at Stamford Bridge | OneFootball
Chelsea want to sign £85m star 'in next few days' at Stamford Bridge
Marc Cucurella is close to becoming the third signing of the Todd Boehly era, but Thomas Tuchel is still looking for further reinforcements before September’s deadline.
What’s the latest news involving Fofana?
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Brighton & Hove Albion left-back, Cucurella having hi-jacked Manchester City’s deal for the ex-Spain Under-21 ace.
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But following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, Tuchel is desperate to bolster his centre-back department, especially after missing out on Jules Kounde.
90min have since stated that Chelsea are ‘progressing well’ in their attempts to sign the 21-year-old, although Romano believes that Tuchel’s side are yet to launch an official bid.
What did Romano say about Fofana?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Fofana, at the moment, is the player they want to sign in the next few days, so let’s see if they will submit an official proposal.”
Is Fofana worth £85m?
In his first two years in the Premier League, Fofana has already shown that he could one day become a top defender.
Even before his 20th birthday, Fofana had already established himself as a regular starter at Leicester, which came after the Foxes paid more than £35m to bring him to English football.
Fofana might have age on his side and also have incredible potential, but £85m is still a steep figure for someone who’s made just 35 top-flight appearances and is yet to make his international debut for France.
Leicester’s huge asking price might be their way of essentially telling Chelsea that he’s not for sale, but even in this market, that fee does appear excessive.
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