Manchester City target Wesley Fofana has told Leicester City that he wants to join Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in the summer transfer window, according to 90min.

Manchester City target Wesley Fofana wants Chelsea move

90min have reported that Chelsea have had two bids rejected by Leicester for Fofana.

The Blues are prepared to pay £70 million for the French defender, but Premier League rivals Leicester are holding out for £80 million.

Fofana’s stance on a potential move to Chelsea will come as a blow for Manchester City.

That’s because the defending Premier League champions are also reported to be keen on securing the services of the 21-year-old French central defender this summer.

According to L’Equipe, City and last season’s Ligue 1 winners PSG both are keen on signing Fofana.

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Could a transfer happen?

In our view, Wesley Fofana is more likely to join Chelsea than Manchester City from Leicester City in the summer transfer window.

We have seen with the Marc Cucurella situation that City will simply not overpay for a player.

If Leicester want £80 million for Fofana and Chelsea are determined to sign him, then it is likely that the Blues will eventually pay it.

Fofana has been on the books of Leicester since 2020 and has made 35 appearances in the Premier League so far in his career.