Deal Officially announced as Chelsea see contract get signed until 2027

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Leicester City star Wesley Fofana has penned a new deal with the Foxes that will keep him at the club until 2027, which has ended speculation that he could be heading to Chelsea

Fofana, 21, had caught the eye of Chelsea with his talent in defence, despite sitting out the entire season so far with injury, as the Blues are looking for a long-term replacement for Antonio Rudiger.

Despite wanting the German star to stay, Rudiger is expected to depart the club at the end of the season and sign for the likes of Bayern Munich or Barcelona, who have been talking to his representatives about a possible move.

However, the club are set to miss out on a possible deal for the lad after he penned a new contract at Leicester that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2027, and he is delighted with the deal

“Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana has signed a new deal with the Football Club, keeping him at King Power Stadium until at least 2027,” Leicester signalled in a statement published on the club’s official website.

“The 21-year-old joined City from Saint-Etienne in October 2020 and featured for the Foxes 38 times in all competitions last season, helping the Club to its first-ever Emirates FA Cup trophy.

“Such were the level of his performances in his debut season for the Football Club, he became quickly established as one of the most exciting young talents in world football and following an injury suffered in pre-season, he is now close to a return to the squad.”

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Chelsea will not be happy about this as they had planned to make a move for the lad in the summer. They can still do that, but he would not cost way more then he would have before signing that deal.


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