Wesley Fofana: Chelsea interested in signing Leicester City centre-back | News from the transfer center

Chelsea are interested in signing Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana.

Fofana signed a two-year contract extension with Leicester in March. His contract runs until 2027.

Chelsea have signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and have tried to sign Nathan Ake from Manchester City and Jules Kounde from Sevilla following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, meanwhile, has admitted he is “a bit” upset by Barcelona’s pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta.

Chelsea's head coach Thomas Tuchel, left, greets Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Thursday, May 19, 2022. ( AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The 32-year-old has 12 months left on his contract with Chelsea and has reportedly asked to leave the club after a decade at Stamford Bridge to return to his native Spain with Barcelona.

But Tuchel says he’s not sure he wants to give Azpilicueta ‘what he wants’ and believes Barca have undervalued the defender, comparing his worth to that of recent Chelsea conquerors Kalidou Koulibaly, who started this one Month signed for £33m from Napoli.

Upon request at Universal Orlando ResortWhen the chase of the Spanish giants on Azpilicueta annoyed him, Tuchel replied: “Maybe a little.”

When asked about the Spaniard’s future, Tuchel said: “It’s a difficult question because I’m not sure if I want to give Azpi what he wants.

“At some point it comes down to what we want. I was just comparing how hard we fought for Koulibaly, who is a national team player and about the same age.

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“He’s a hugely important player for Napoli, but we have a Spain international who’s captain at Chelsea. I might see him at the same level, but Barcelona don’t see him at that level. So I’m not sure I That wants.” Give him what he wants because he’s a big player.

“We don’t think about other clubs that much. The focus is on us and what we need. I told him that and I’m telling you that I understand it on a personal and professional level. But I’m not just there .” this role to give him what he wants.” I’m a Chelsea manager who wants to do what’s best for Chelsea.

“He doesn’t like it but he understands it. It’s tough for him because the other club is sitting on him all the time. On September 1, when things calm down, he can play at his highest level.”

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