Wesley Fofana: Leicester offer accepted for defender, say Saint-Etienne

Wesley Fofana
Fofana has played three times for St Etienne this season

Premier League leaders Leicester have had an offer accepted for teenage French defender Wesley Fofana, Saint-Etienne have announced.external-link

The deal is reportedlyexternal-link worth up to £30m and is the "largest ever obtained" by the Ligue 1 club.

Fofana, 19, has been described by his club as "one of the greatest French talents of his generation".

He has played 29 times for Saint-Etienne including three games this season.

The French club are managed by former Leicester manager Claude Puel.

Fofana would be the second big-money defender to leave Saint-Etienne for a Premier League side recently after Arsenal signed William Saliba for £27m in July 2019.

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