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Chelsea sign defender Fofana from Leicester

Soccer – Premier League – Leicester City v Everton – King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain – May 8, 2022 Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana reacts REUTERS/Craig Brough/Files

(Reuters) – Chelsea have completed the transfer of defender Wesley Fofana from Leicester City, both Premier League sides said on Wednesday, with the Frenchman signing a seven-year contract with the west London club.

Financial details were not disclosed but British media reports said the deal was worth 70 million pounds ($81.33 million).

The 21-year-old moved to the Premier League in October 2020, joining from Ligue 1 side St Etienne for a reported fee of up to 36.5 million pounds.

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(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk; Editing by Christian Radnedge)