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Chelsea are fascinated with signing Leicester Metropolis defender Wesley Fofana.

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

Chelsea have signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and have made makes an attempt to herald Manchester Metropolis’s Nathan Ake and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, in the meantime, has admitted he’s a “little bit” irritated with Barcelona over their pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta.

Chelsea's head coach Thomas Tuchel, left, greets Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The 32-year-old has 12 months remaining on his Chelsea contract and has reportedly requested to depart the membership after a decade at Stamford Bridge to return to his native Spain with Barcelona.

However Tuchel says he’s not positive if he desires to offer Azpilicueta “what he desires”, and believes Barca have undervalued the defender, evaluating his worth to that of current Chelsea seize Kalidou Koulibaly, who signed for £33m from Napoli earlier this month.

When requested on the Common Orlando Resort, if he has been irritated by the Spanish giants’ pursuit of Azpilicueta, Tuchel replied: “Possibly slightly bit.”

Requested concerning the Spaniard’s future, Tuchel mentioned: “It is a powerful query as a result of I’m not positive if I wish to give Azpi what he desires.

“In some unspecified time in the future it’s about what we would like. I simply made the comparability about how a lot we fought for Koulibaly, who’s a nationwide crew participant and roughly the identical age.

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“He’s a massively essential participant for Napoli however now we have a Spanish worldwide who’s the captain at Chelsea. I see him perhaps on the similar stage however Barcelona do not see him on that stage. So I’m not positive if I wish to give him what he desires as he is a big participant.

“We do not suppose a lot about different golf equipment. The main target is on us and what we’d like. I mentioned that to him and I say it to you that I perceive on a private and a profession stage. However I’m not solely on this function to offer him what he desires. I’m a supervisor for Chelsea who desires to do what’s finest for Chelsea.

“He does not prefer it however he understands. It’s powerful for him as a result of the opposite membership is completely on him. On September 1 when issues settle down, then he can play on his highest stage.”

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