Chelsea ‘agrees’ personal terms with primary transfer target as Thomas Tuchel closes in on his man

Chelsea is keen on the Leicester City star Wesley Fofana as personal terms are agreed with the defender.

Chelsea has agreed personal terms with Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana who is reportedly desperate to join the Blues during this summer transfer window.

The Blues are looking to add to their defensive set up after Kalidou Koulibaly and Brighton and Hove and Albion defender Marc Cucurella joined the side.

Thomas Tuchel is looking to add the young Fofana to his team as a replacement for Andreas Christensen who left Barcelona after his contract expired.

Wesley Fofana of Leicester City celebrates after scoring their side's third goal during the Pre-Season Friendly (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Kalidou Koulibaly who joined from Napoli is seen as the right replacement for Antonio Rudiger who was one of the key to the Chelsea success under Thomas Tuchel.

The Blues have been trying to sign Fofana for the last three weeks and with the transfer window drawing to a close, the player has decided to agree personal terms as the clubs continue talking.

While the fact he has agreed personal terms even before the two clubs strike a deal is evidence of how much he wants to swap Leicester for London.

According to the Express, Chelsea have already had two bids for the defender turned down by Leicester.

But they are preparing a third bid which is close to Leicester’s valuation of the defender.

The Blues have started the season strong after a 1-0 win over Everton was followed by a hard fought 2-2 draw against Tottenham.

The draw against Tottenham would have been particularly painful to Thomas Tuchel who watched his team dominate the game only to be pegged by a Harry Kane late header to draw 2-2.