Chelsea have completed the signing of defender Wesley Fofana on a seven-year deal from Leicester that is expected to cost up to £75million.
The 21-year-old French centre-back, described by Chelsea owner Todd Boehly as “one of Europe’s most exciting talents”, will join for a guaranteed fee of £70m, while Leicester have a further £5m in surcharges up for grabs.
Fofana was absent from Leicester’s last two Premier League games as he tried to enact the move after the Foxes rejected initial approaches from Chelsea.
The transfer was completed ahead of Chelsea’s game against West Ham on Saturday and Fofana is close to making his debut following Wednesday’s training session with his new team-mates.
“The last two days have been really big days for me and I’m very happy,” Fofana told Chelsea’s official website. “I trained with the team this morning and it’s a dream for me. I’m really looking forward to playing games for the fans and the club.
“I’m here to win trophies – the Champions League, the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup, everything. I came here to win and the club is built to win trophies so I’m here to continue that.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-wesley-fofana-transfer-news-fee-b2156603.html Chelsea complete £75m Wesley Fofana on seven-year deal from Leicester