Earlier today, a report appeared in France trying to clarify the situation surrounding Wesley Fofana and Leicester City’s interest in him.
This came from Le10 Sport, who revealed the Foxes were ready to increase their offer for the young defender up to €29m, and were unlikely to go higher than that.
Well, this has since been backed up by another source, La Provence, who specify that, according to their information, Leicester ‘would be ready to sign a cheque of €28.5m, bonuses included’.
Not only that, but this offer would come ‘with a loan of one of their players (from Leicester to Saint-Etienne) and 10% of any future profit on the next sale’.
However, La Provence say that ‘isn’t likely to convince his club to let him go’, while Fofana sees himself offered a five-year deal with a big pay increase.
The youngster hasn’t taken his club’s stance well, as was shown by his public outing in an interview with L’Equipe where he asked the Ligue 1 side to accept Leicester’s offer.
Saint-Etienne, down their end, reportedly didn’t appreciate this, and sent him a letter with a ‘warning’ about his behaviour, although that didn’t stop Claude Puel, who counts on him tremendously, from starting him in the 2-0 win over Strasbourg.
Still, that didn’t change his mind, and someone close to the player told La Provence: “No one can hold anything against him. He was solid, serious. He gave a good account of himself, but he hasn’t changed his mind: he wants to leave”.