The Italian transfer journalist says that Chelsea fans shouldn’t be worried about the club spending large amounts of money on a player they didn’t choose for that position.
. It is well-known that Jules Kounde was also pursued by the Blues while he was at Sevilla. Meanwhile, Nathan Ake, Milan Skriniar, and Kalidou Koulibaly were also on their radar. Fofana will join Kalidou Koulibaly to help replace Antonio Rudiger, who moved to Real Madrid. Andreas Christensen left for Barcelona. Romano of
insists that Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s manager, was keen on Fofana for a long time, even though it wasn’t an easy deal, as Leicester City considered him untouchable in the summer.
Wesley Fofana’s move from Leicester to Chelsea could be finalized in as little as 24-48 hours depending on which clubs sign contracts – but this deal is also done. Romano said that Leicester tried hard to keep him but that he was keen to join Chelsea.
: “I have been asked a lot this summer about Chelsea’s centre back targets. Some fans feel that this is a lot to spend on a player after not being able to sign Jules Kounde or Nathan Ake.
“He was certainly not behind Milan Skriniar for example.”
This looks like another great piece of business for Chelsea after landing major names such as Raheem sterling and Marc Cucurella.