On Tuesday, we covered news from France that Newcastle United had targeted Leicester City star Wesley Fofana for a potential transfer in the coming months.
The newly rich Magpies are already planning some of their January transfer market, and a new defender is on their list, with claims they are also looking at Clément Lenglet, currently contracted to Barcelona.
RMC Sport were the ones to bring the Fofana report, with suggestions that an offer from St James’ Park could be on its way to the King Power Stadium sooner rather than later.
Whether Leicester City would accept this isn’t said, and a lot could depend on how much money is put on the table.
The small problem for Brendan Rodgers and co. is that they wouldn’t get all of the transfer fee should they accept to sell Fofana to Newcastle.
That’s because, according to Made In Foot/Ouest-France, Leicester City agreed to give Saint-Etienne 20% of any profit they made on a future sale.
So, with Fofana originally costing them €40m (€35m + €5m), that means one fifth of any money received above that figure would go to the Ligue 1 side.
We’ll have to see what comes of this apparent Newcastle interest, but that clause is something Leicester would surely take into consideration if any negotiations were to take place.