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Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for the Leicester City star, with Thomas Tuchel desperate for defensive reinforcements after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers.
The Blues were interested in signing Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus but the Netherlands international instead opted to move to Bayern Munich.
Chelsea also missed out on Jules Kounde, who signed for Barcelona from Sevilla last week.
Tuchel has now reportedly turned his attention to Fofana as he looks to bolster his defensive options.
Leicester are believed to have slapped a huge £85m price tag on the 21-year-old, who only joined the Foxes in a £35m move from Saint-Etienne in 2020.
Chelsea supporters believe Fofana has signalled his desire to move to Stamford Bridge after deleting a reference to Leicester in his Twitter bio.
Fofana's previous bio read: "Professional Player #PourEux at Leicester City W.G 10.09.18."
It now reads: "Professional Player #PourEux W.G 10.09.18."
It has also been claimed that Fofana has 'liked' and then 'unliked' tweets linking him with a move to Chelsea, with some fans convinced that the defender is determined to leave the King Power Stadium.
"Seems Wes Fofana is forcing a move to Chelsea, he has removed Leicester from his bio," wrote one supporter on Twitter.
Another added: "Wesley Fofana seem to have made up his mind on a move to Chelsea fc.. He has now removed Leicester city off his bio. #Smartmove."
While he may have altered his Twitter bio, Fofana's Instagram bio remains the same and still includes a reference to Leicester.
Wesley Fofana removed Leicester from his twitter bio 👀 😱— ⚡️ (@clinicalkai) August 2, 2022
Fofana cryptically liking & then un-liking tweets linking him to Chelsea, posting quotes about chasing your dreams even if it annoys people & now he’s removed ‘Leicester’ from his bio…— Felix (@CFCFeIix) August 2, 2022
DON’T GAS ME 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/OKz6FkDEWZ
Meanwhile, former Chelsea captain Franck Leboeuf has warned the Blues against spending too much on Fofana.
"It's always a bet that you make because you never know when the defender's going to settle down," Leboeuf said.
"With Fofana, it's a tricky situation. You want to get a young player, [say] 'I think he's going to be one of the best central defenders in the world', now to say you have to spend £80m to get him.
"[But] the guy's not even [a France] international, only played for St Etienne and Leicester, got injured last season, even if he's been absolutely fantastic it's difficult to say 'okay, we're going to spend that'."
Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Twitter
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