Leicester City central defender Wesley Fofana attracting interest from Chelsea; Fofana has five years remaining on his current contract; Chelsea have already signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli but still appear to be in the market for another defender

Chelsea are interested in signing Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana.

Fofana signed a two-year contract extension with Leicester in March. His deal runs until 2027.

Chelsea have signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and have made attempts to bring in Manchester City’s Nathan Ake and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Wesley Fofana only played 630 minutes in the Premier League last season due to injuries, but, per 90 minutes, the centre-back ranked fifth in the league for recoveries in the defensive third and 15th for passes completed

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, meanwhile, has admitted he is a “little bit” annoyed with Barcelona over their pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta.

But Tuchel says he is not sure if he wants to give Azpilicueta “what he wants”, and believes Barca have undervalued the defender, comparing his value to that of recent Chelsea capture Kalidou Koulibaly, who signed for £33m from Napoli earlier this month.

When asked at the Universal Orlando Resort, if he has been annoyed by the Spanish giants’ pursuit of Azpilicueta, Tuchel replied: “Maybe a little bit.”

Asked about the Spaniard’s future, Tuchel said: “It’s a tough question because I am not sure if I want to give Azpi what he wants.

“At some point it is about what we want. I just made the comparison about how much we fought for Koulibaly, who is a national team player and roughly the same age.

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