Fofana to Leicester edging ‘closer’ / Injury update on the Foxes’ squad

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Reports suggest that Leicester City may have found a breakthrough with Saint-Etienne over a deal for French centre-half Wesley Fofana.

The 19-year-old defender has been the subject of bids from both Leicester and West Ham of late, all of which had so far been rejected.

Leicester are eager to improve their defensive options, with the ageing Jonny Evans entering the twilight years of his career. The Northern Ireland international was substituted against Manchester City with a tight calf at the weekend, and could miss his side’s next outing.

Fofana would provide the cover which Brendan Rodgers desires, and represents a potential long-term option to partner Caglar Soyuncu.

Foxes injury update

Leicester’s surprising rout at Man City was slightly marred by the injuries which the Foxes sustained at the Etihad.

All of Jonny Evans, Dennis Praet and Jamie Vardy were replaced due to knocks.

Regarding Vardy, Rodgers has since explained:“Vards I think will be fine. He’s got this hip issue which has been ongoing. It usually settles down after a few days and he works himself back in. He just has this impingement on his hip but we think he’ll be fine.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on November 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

This will of course come as a great relief, following the English striker’s hat-trick in Manchester.

Rodgers continued:

“Jonny [Evans] felt his calf tighten up. It was his first game in a long time so we’re hoping that’s all it is.”

“Dennis, we’ll have to wait and see. It was a twist to his knee, so hopefully that won’t be too serious because, again, I thought he was very good today. He did a lot of dirty work and gave us that quality when we had the ball. So hopefully those three will be okay.”

Leicester are set to face West Ham this weekend. Arsenal’s defeat of the Foxes in the League Cup, though, means that they will not be in action mid-week.

See also: Declan Rice ‘pushing’ to join Chelsea/West Ham bid for Wesley Fofana

West Ham end interest in Fofana after £33 million rejected bid / Saint-Etienne attempting to avoid another Saliba mistake


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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# Team MP D P
1 Leicester City FC 3 8 9
2 Liverpool FC 3 5 9
3 Everton FC 3 5 9
4 Aston Villa FC 2 4 6
5 Arsenal FC 3 2 6
6 Crystal Palace FC 3 2 6
7 Leeds United 3 1 6
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 2 4
9 Chelsea FC 3 0 4
10 Newcastle United FC 3 -1 4
11 West Ham United FC 3 1 3
12 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 3 0 3
13 Manchester City FC 2 -1 3
14 Manchester United FC 2 -1 3
15 Southampton FC 3 -3 3
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 -4 3
17 West Bromwich Albion 3 -6 1
18 Burnley FC 2 -3 0
19 Sheffield United FC 3 -4 0
20 Fulham FC 3 -7 0
Player Team Goals
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 5
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 3
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 3
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 3
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 3
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 3
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 3
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 3
Costa, Helder Leeds United 2
Klich, Mateusz Leeds United 2
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 2
Robinson, Callum West Bromwich Albion 2
Mitrovic, Aleksandar Fulham FC 2
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United FC 2
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 1
Townsend, Andros Crystal Palace FC 1
Castagne, Timothy Leicester City FC 1

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