CHELSEA Wesley Fofana reportedly flew to the United States for his medical to address club owner Todd Boehly’s concerns over the defender’s injury record.
Fofana is close to completing a £70million move plus hefty add-ons to the Leicester blues.
The 21-year-old agreed personal terms on a deal that will see him at Stamford Bridge until 2028.
His transfer to west London was in doubt as the Foxes didn’t want to sell him before they finally withered last week.
And he will be unveiled as a Chelsea player once the results of his medical are confirmed.
But Blues owner Boehly demanded Fofana’s health screening be carried out in the States to ensure the defender is in good shape before he pays Leicester his exorbitant fee. the athlete reported.
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Boehly’s concern for Fofana’s health stems from the time he spent injured last season.
Fofana missed this chance to take part in the France Under-21 Championship after suffering a hamstring injury playing for Leicester in May last year.
He was then ruled out for much of the Premier League season a few months later in the Foxes’ friendly against Villarreal with a leg injury.
And Boehly doesn’t want Fofana to bring his injury woes to Stamford Bridge.
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If there are any issues with Fofana’s health, Chelsea are likely to step up their pursuit of Man United ace Harry Maguire.
The Blues identified the United captain as a transfer target in August.
And Maguire could be open to a move to west London after being left out of United’s last two games.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6099121/chelsea-fly-fofana-america-medical-injury-worry/ Chelsea are flying Wesley Fofana to the US for medical treatment before making a £70million transfer “with owner wanting reassurances on injury record”.