Chelsea sent brutal Wesley Fofana transfer message as Leicester City star pushes for move away


William Gallas has slammed the "ridiculous" price Chelsea could end up paying to sign Wesley Fofana from Leicester City. The Blues and the Foxes have been locked in talks for the past week as they negotiate a deal for the 21-year-old.

After missing out on Jules Kounde, who recently signed for Barcelona, Chelsea quickly turned their attention to the highly-rated Fofana. understands Fofana is putting pressure on Leicester – both internally and externally – and the defender is very open to moving to Stamford Bridge.

However, Leicester's stance on the matter has not changed. They do not want to sell Fofana. There is a school of thought, though, that around £80million could at least tempt the Foxes to cash in on the Frenchman. 
Gallas has now claimed to pay in the region of £80m is "ridiculous" and "too much". The former Chelsea defender cannot quite get his head around the pursuit of Fofana. Speaking to Genting Casino, the two-time title- winning Blue said:

"I find the price hard to explain, but transfer fees are ridiculous sometimes. It is crazy how much money clubs spend on players that still have something to prove.

"Fofana had a great first season at Leicester. He was unbelievable. Unfortunately, he had a nasty injury and sometimes it is difficult to come back and reach the same level of performance as before, which is why I think anything between £60-80m for him is too much.

I think he needs to be given time to come back to his best level, and he hasn't got there yet."

Gallas also spoke about how Chelsea should have got a deal for the aforementioned Kounde over the line and how they may live to regret the France international joining Barcelona. He added:

"I do find it hard to understand what is happening at Chelsea in terms of defensive recruitments. "I feel they should have signed Kounde from Sevilla! I know they were very close to signing him, and I think they have made a big mistake by not getting that deal done.

"The board was really close to getting him signed, but it seems they took too long. They took too long for a player of his quality, and you can't do this with a player like Kounde after the season he just had. He was magnificent last season.

"Chelsea need players of Kounde's quality. Azpi is getting older, and maybe he has an opportunity to go to Barcelona. After 10 years of service, Chelsea should let him go back to his country because what he has done for the club is unbelievable.

He was a great captain, so now they need to find young defenders who have the quality to play in the Premier League, and Kounde was one of the players who would fit in, and you let him go to Barcelona."

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