Leicester's offer for Saint Etienne teenager Fofana accepted

Wesley Fofana of Saint-Etienne controls the ball during the French League Cup (Coupe de la Ligue) quarter final between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at Parc des Princes on January 8, 2020 in Paris, France.

Premier League leaders Leicester have had an offer accepted for teenage French defender Wesley Fofana, Saint Etienne have announced.

The deal is reportedly worth up to £30m and is the "largest ever obtained" by the Ligue 1 club.

Fofana, 19, has been described by his club as "one of the greatest French talents of his generation".

He has played 29 times for Saint Etienne including three games this season.

The French club are managed by former Leicester manager Claude Puel.

Fofana would be the second big-money defender to leave Saint Etienne for a Premier League side recently after Arsenal signed William Saliba for £27m in July 2019.

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