Manchester United and Chelsea battle for £68million star


Manchester United and Chelsea both need a defensive rebuild this summer. For the Red Devils, this has been a concern for a long time. When the club signed Raphael Varane, it was hoped that he would be the solution to their problems, but that didn’t turn out to be the case, and they continued to struggle at the back. Thus, Erik ten Hag will surely seek to make reinforcements in defense.

On the other hand, Chelsea lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in the summer as free agents and Cesar Azpilicueta’s future is also up in the air as Barcelona are believed to be keeping tabs on the Spaniard. Thus, Thomas Tuchel’s team should tackle more than one central defender.

It looks like the two have a common transfer target, in the form of Leicester City. Wesley Fofana.

As reported by RMC Sports, Manchester United and Chelsea are very interested in Fofana. It is expected that a transfer fee of around €80m (£68m) will be levied to sign him.

Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in the Premier League star

Fofana has been incredibly impressive during his time at Leicester City. He had a spectacular 2020/21 campaign with the Foxes but would suffer a huge setback this time around as he broke his leg during pre-season.

So, the road to recovery has been long for the defender, but what has been most impressive about all of this is the fact that he came back from such a serious injury and regained his form. immediately.

There is no doubt that Fofana can one day be one of the best defenders in the world if he can stay fit. Thus, it’s not hard to see why two of the biggest clubs in the world are interested in signing him.

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