Tuchel told to complete Chelsea deal for ‘absolutely fantastic defender’

Chelsea have been told to make a summer transfer move and try to acquire the services of Leicester City star Wesley Fofana

Thomas Tuchel will need the funds to sign an adequate replacement for Rudiger – with the reports that the German boss will have a reported £200 million to spend over the course of the next few months

And that has led to reports in the media that the club are now eyeing up a potential deal for Fofana, who is currently valued at around the £35 million mark

Fofana could be one who fits into Tuchel’s system, as he is the same kind of player as Rudiger – but it has been claimed on the that the Blues will have to pay some serious money for the lad

Leicester have no plans to let the player leave but know they may not be able to fend off the interest from Chelsea – and because of that – will be demanding a fee of £68 million to get a possible deal done

But now – amid all the speculation that Chelsea are keen on Jules Kounde – Frank Leboeuf has opened up and encouraged the club to splash the cash and try to sign Fofana this transfer window

He told ESPN: “I think Kounde is a very good option.

“If not, Fofana. Fofana from Leicester is an absolutely fantastic defender.

“That would be a fantastic option as well [for Chelsea]. I’m not sure Leicester would let him go, but he’s a great player.”

IcChelseanews View…

Fofana’s definitely got that bite and aggression to his game that mirrors Rudiger – but he he well of the quality of the German star to be ready to play alongside Thiago Silva in that back-line

The Brazilian will not be able to play every game for the club and will need a partner that is able to hold his own against the biggest clubs, Fofana is not yet that player

So if the club want to signa player that has big potential to be a big-time player, then Fofana is a very good option.

But if we want to sign a man that will walk straight into the side – that is proven at the top level – that is rated as one of the best – they need to look elsewhere

Jamie

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