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Leicester ready €25m bid for ASSE starlet Wesley Fofana

Saint-Etienne could lose talented centre-back Wesley Fofana this summer, with a number of clubs showing interest.

According to L’Equipe, Leicester City are willing to offer €25m for 19-year-old Fofana after an earlier approach was unsuccessful.

Spanish quartet Valencia, Villarreal, Sevilla and Real Betis are also keen on the teenage defender.

RB Leipzig and Monaco had €20m bids turned down by ASSE in the winter and AC Milan have had offers rejected this summer.

Milan’s first proposal was €15m then they went up to €18m, but neither convinced Saint-Etienne. The Italian club still have an interest in Fofana.

A year ago, Red Bull Salzburg also tried their luck with a €4.5m bid.

ASSE could budge

Saint-Etienne would prefer to keep Fofana for at least one more season before selling him.

However, an offer of €25m from Leicester could tempt the Ligue 1 club, particularly if added bonuses are included.

Saint-Etienne sold William Saliba to Arsenal for €30m last year and would like to bring in more for Fofana.

Alternatively, they could accept a lower fee and include a sell-on clause or accept players in exchange.

Fofana made 24 appearances for ASSE last season, including 14 in the French top flight.



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