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Wesley Fofana reveals Chelsea star Reece James contacted him to ask him to make transfer to Stamford Bridge

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Wesley Fofana has joined Chelsea in a £70m transfer from Leicester Metropolis (Photos: Getty)

New Chelsea signing Wesley Fofana has revealed Blues defender Reece James messaged him privately to ask him to make the transfer from Leicester City to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea accomplished a £70m deal for the previous Leicester Metropolis star on Wednesday, with Fofana signing a seven-year deal in west London.

Fofana made 37 Premier League appearances for Leicester, along with his development on the King Energy Stadium disrupted after he broke his leg in pre-season final 12 months.

Chelsea expressed curiosity in signing the 21-year-old earlier in the summertime and Blues defender James was amongst those that took it upon themselves to try to persuade Fofana to hitch.

‘I converse to Reece James on Instagram and Eduoard Mendy, [Marc] Cucurella as properly,’ Fofana advised Chelsea’s official website.

‘Reece James despatched me a message on Instagram about one month in the past, saying “You come and me and also you play in defence”. I really like that. It’s good for the arrogance and he’s my man now.’

Fofana’s transfer to Chelsea has seen him grow to be the third costliest Premier League defender behind Manchester United’s Harry Maguire and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.

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The French defender follows the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Cucurella to have joined Chelsea this summer time.

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He added: ‘The 2 final days have been actually large days for me and I’m very glad. I skilled this morning with the crew and it’s a dream for me. I’m very excited to start out enjoying video games for the followers and the membership.

‘I’m right here to win trophies – the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, every thing. I got here right here to win and the membership is constructed to win trophies so I’m right here to proceed that.’

Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly, in the meantime, stated: ‘Wesley is a massively promising defender who has already confirmed his high quality within the Premier League at a younger age.

‘We’re delighted we have been capable of convey certainly one of Europe’s most fun abilities to Chelsea and additional strengthen that space of our squad, each for this season and lots of extra to come back.’

Chelsea misplaced their second sport of the season on Tuesday night time towards Southampton and can look to bounce again this weekend once they face London rivals West Ham.

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