Chelsea’s £11m starlet attracting interest from Turkish giants amid imminent exit
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The Ivory Coast forward joined Chelsea from Molde for a reported £8million fee that could rise to £11million. He had scored 24 goals in 65 appearances for the Norwegian champions before making the switch to west London.
But his adaptation to Chelsea has been tough having featured just four times for the Blues, three times in the league and once in the FA Cup.
The Blues finished 12th in the Premier League last season and have moved incredibly fast to try and rectify their disappointing campaign. Chelsea have already confirmed the appointment of former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and the signing of RB Leipzig’s prolific French goalscorer Christopher Nkunku.
Galatasaray tried to sign Fofana when it became apparent that he was leaving Molde but failed, and will now look to sign him on loan from Chelsea this summer according to LondonWorld sources.
The Turkish club will lose Mauro Icardi, who will return to Paris Saint-Germain, and have identified the Chelsea man as the ideal striker to replace him.
Talks are expected to take place next with Chelsea looking to offload a galaxy of stars and whip the squad into shape for new boss Pochettino.
They have already confirmed the departure of midfielder N’Golo Kante while growing reports are Kai Havertz, the German striker who scored the winning goal in the Champions League final against Manchester City is always on his way to Arsenal.
Mateo Kovacic, also a key man for Chelsea in the 2021 Champions League final, has also agreed on personal terms after a fee in the region of £25million was agreed for his transfer to Manchester City.
Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Hakim Ziyech are all also reported to be on their way to Saudi Arabia as the summer upheaval takes shape at Stamford Bridge.
New manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to start work on the 1st of July but with players returning for pre-season on the 3rd it won't be until the 4th when his time really takes off.