JUST IN: Chelsea indicators £70million Fofana from Leicester Metropolis

Chelsea have accomplished the signing of France Below-21 Leicester Metropolis worldwide centre-back Wesley Fofana, the 2 golf equipment introduced on Wednesday.

Fofana, 21, has signed a seven-year contract at Stamford Bridge, the London outfit mentioned.

The switch price has not been disclosed, however UK studies say Chelsea would pay their Premier League rivals £70 million plus bonuses for the previous Saint-Etienne participant .

“Wesley is a massively promising defender who has confirmed his high quality within the Premier League at a younger age,” mentioned Chelsea president Todd Boehly.

“We’re delighted to have introduced one in every of Europe’s most enjoyable abilities to Chelsea and additional strengthen that a part of our squad, each for this season and plenty of others.”

Fofana is the final participant signed on this switch window to bolster Chelsea’s defences, following the arrivals of Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Brighton and Hove Albion’s Marc Cucurella.

Thomas Tuchel’s aspect have additionally added Manchester Metropolis’s English striker Raheem Sterling into the switch window, which closes on Thursday.

“I educated with the group this morning and it is a dream for me. I am very excited to begin taking part in video games for the followers and the membership,” mentioned Fofana.

Fofana made 52 appearances for Leicester after coming into October 2020 moved to the Foxes for a reported £2020 million from Saint-Etienne, who gained the FA Cup in 2021 once they beat Chelsea.

He made his debut in Saint-Etienne as a 12 months outdated and performed alongside present Arsenal and France central defender William Saliba for Les Verts

Fofana follows goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel as he leaves Leicester this summer season, whereas the Foxes haven’t but made any main new signings.

“He leaves with the thanks of everybody at Leicester Metropolis and greatest needs from the membership for the following part of his profession,” Leicester mentioned in a press release.

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