Leicester has made an offer to Saint-Etienne to sign French defender Wesley Fofana in exchange for 30 million pounds and a supplement.
According to Sky Sports, the French club did not respond to the English foxes’ offer.
According to the report, the player expressed his desire to play in the English Premier League after he started his French league career.
The player, weeks ago, told the French newspaper L’Equipe that he dreams of playing in the English Premier League.
He said of Leicester City’s bid at the time, “I’m going crazy if I said no to Leicester, this contract could change my life, I want to protect my family, the sporting and the financial goal are parallel, I’m pushed to say yes.”
Fofana was among West Ham’s goals, but his French club refused to sell him for 33 million pounds, as the Hammers made an offer of 23 million in addition to 10 million in performance-related incentives with a contract extending for 6 seasons.
Fofana participated this season in 4 matches for the green team in the French League.
In all, the 19-year-old defender has played 30 games in all competitions and scored two goals, collecting 9 yellow cards and one red card.
Leicester puts a priority on the inclusion of a defender, as the name of the Foxes has been linked to the inclusion of James Tarkovsky, the English defender of Burnelli, who is expected to cost the club 30 million pounds.
Brendan Rodriguez has wanted to join the English international since Harry Maguire left the ranks of Manchester United last summer.
Leicester this summer strengthened their squad by signing Thimotti Castane of Italy and borrowing Genghis Underer from Roma.