Wesley Fofana, a long-term transfer target for Chelsea, has reportedly been sent to the US to finish his medical.
The 21-year-old Frenchman, who has spent a significant part of this summer’s transfer window being heavily linked with a move away from Leicester, appears finally set to leave the King Power.
The Foxes have finally agreed to a cost of about £70 million for the defender after multiple approaches from Chelsea, including an initial offer of £63 million, were turned down, according to The Athletic.
Meanwhile, Fofana is rumored to have signed a six-year contract to join Thomas Tuchel’s team.
These conditions were agreed upon in the final days of last week, but because Chelsea sent the player to New York for a medical, the signing of Fofana won’t be official for another “few of days.”
So why did Fofana fly to the US to undergo medical examinations? In light of Fofana’s sad string of injury issues, the club’s new owner, Todd Boehly, is reportedly seeking “extra peace of mind.” According to journalist David Ornstein
Last season, the defender lost seven months of activity due to a broken leg and an ankle dislocation.
Fofana’s history of injuries, according to medical specialist Ben Dinnery in an interview with Football Insider, won’t stop Chelsea from signing him.
Dinnery claims that the fracture-dislocation of his ankle was the most severe wound.
“He made a full recovery from that chronic issue and strengthened that Leicester defense. When you take into account the severity of the ailment, there were some great performances.
Wesley is a young player who, at this time, isn’t quite in the appropriate state of mind to play, according to Rodgers.
“He’s a wonderful kid who has been great for us while he’s been here, but right now he’s going through a tough time. Playing in a Premier League game while not entirely focused is something you cannot afford.”