After being dropped from the squad for their game against Southampton this weekend, it is now expected that Leicester City will soften their stance on letting Wesley Fofana go to Chelsea, with the Blues expected to make a third bid for the 21-year-old center back this week.
According to The Athletic and the Telegraph, Leicester’s poor start to the season has them looking for reinforcements — especially a right winger — before the transfer window closes. However, because of their financial situation, they need cash coming in before they can spend, and one way they could certainly do that is by offloading Fofana, who is not “fully committed” to the cause after having his head turned by Chelsea. Leicester have already missed out on transfer targets, including Brennan Johnson and Ademola Lookman, due to their lack of funds.
To quote The Clash… Should he stay or should he go?#LCFC have adopted a strong stance, but needs must.— Rob Tanner (@RobTannerLCFC) August 21, 2022
Struggling Leicester could soften stance on Fofana move to Chelsea
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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is now seemingly open to a Fofana departure, but the higher-ups are concerned about finding a suitable replacement this late in the window. One possible way for Chelsea to overcome this hurdle is by offering a player in return, so maybe one of Trevoh Chalobah or Ethan Ampadu could be made available to the Foxes on a season-long loan?
Chelsea hope a deal is done before they host Leicester on August 27, not so much because they want Fofana for the fixture. Game itself doesn't really alter anything even though it's a nice subplot. It's to give them time to look elsewhere in the market if they don't succeed.— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) August 20, 2022