There were reports on Friday that Chelsea is closing in on Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana after seeing their three initial bid rejected by Leicester City.
Chelsea is reported to have offered around £80 million for the 21-year-old French international. Chelsea has agreed on personal terms with Wesley Fofana.
An attempt to force his move to the North London Club before the Transfer window closes next week has resulted in the Foxes spelling out some sanctions on the French international. Fofana was left out on the Leicester City squad that was defeated 2-1 by Southampton, and he is expected to do the same against his future club Chelsea.
The 21-year-old has been training alone since last week as his transfer to Chelsea is near completion.
However, Thomas Tuchel has admitted that whatever decision or punishment Leicester City spells out to him is not their concern as he is their player.
What was Thomas Tuchel’s response to questions on Wesley Fofana?
The Chelsea manager said at a press conference when asked what his take on Wesley Fofana being excluded from the Leicester City squad for the Chelsea game: “It’s your job to read into that. It’s not our player. It’s their decision and where it has to stay.”
He also added Chelsea are still active in the transferred business but the major decision depends on the other parties.
“We have some ideas but maybe nobody comes in. It’s not a long window anymore, it closes soon. The focus is on the things we can influence. Everybody else is not our decision. No matter what we want, there are always several parties involved that have to agree.”
Tuchel also admitted that the team and the club are still in transition and the team is focused on improving after Leeds’s defeat.
He continued: “If you condense it like this, it sounds horrible. The ban comes from the Tottenham game where my mood was very good, was very happy. We are still disappointed with the result, and also with the influence, we had on this result, and how we influenced it in the wrong way this game.
“There are several things we can do better, need to do better. It’s not the moment to lose our head, our mood, to get moody, angry, and carry that around for too long. It was the pre-season it was. The season starts, and we get to know each other better. I’m not 100% sure how we are, or who we are. We are in transition as a club and as a team. We get a clearer view, make decisions for the upcoming matches, and make things clearer to us, to me. Then we can transport it to the players to improve because we need to improve.
“Not only in transfers but in approach to how we play, what we play, where we improve. It is not only about shouting for players. The squad was strong enough to win the match in Leeds and far too strong to lose 3-0. This is where everything starts.
“The opinions for the transfer have not changed much or at all, we knew for weeks what we have and want to add to the group. I am far too experienced in this job to this level to know not every wish can be fulfilled. We have our own stuff to improve and it sharpens our vision on our own team. This is where the focus is.”