Chelsea Closing in on Signing Datro Fofana- The Ivory Coast Striker

Chelsea has an agreement with Norwegian side Molde for signing Datro Fofana, the teenage striker of Ivory Coast. The center-forward options have taken a hit last week following the ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament of Armando Broja. So, he might have to miss out on the last season. Chelsea looks to set a complete signing of the striker from Molde in an £8.6million deal before the transfer window of January. The Blue had been exploring many striker options following the injury of Broja.


Joao Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Youssoufa Moukoko had come up as prospective targets. However, it appears Todd Boehly will rather choose Fofana. The teenager has scored 15 goals and 5 assists for the Norwegian side until now.

 

 

TOURE SAYS GUARDIOLA SHOULD SIGN 25 Y/O LEFT-BACK IN JANUARY

Sergio Gomez was signed from RSC Anderlecht to replace Oleksandr Zinchenko, but the 22-year-old hasn’t commanded a starting place at left-back. Instead, Joao Cancelo is still operating in a makeshift role, so Pep Guardiola still needs a tried and tested option. According to Andrea Scisci of CalcioMercatoWeb, Manchester City are interested in AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez. The French international has spent three years at the San Siro and would improve the City squad, but he might cost £100m to sign.

TOURE BELIEVES LIVERPOOL CAN STILL WIN LEAGUE TITLE AS REDS RELEASE SQUADS LIST

The Premier League have confirmed Liverpool's squad list for the 2022/23 season following the closure of the summer transfer window. The Reds had a busy summer with the arrivals of Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho, Calvin Ramsay and the deadline day loan signing of Arthur Melo. The squad contains 16 non home-grown players, with each team side allowed no more than 17.

TOURE SAID £18M STAR HAS BEEN ‘UNBELIEVABLE’, NOW NEWCASTLE WANT HIM

Newcastle United could be securing a possible bargain transfer amid rumours that they are keen to add Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet to their ranks this summer. The 25-year-old was relegated with Burnley last season and now teams, including the likes of Newcastle, could sign the winger on a cut-price deal of £18 million. Despite that relegation, Cornet is a player who impressed a lot of people during his debut campaign in England, including former centre-back and current Leicester City coach, Kolo Toure.

KOLO TOURE: INTERNATIONAL CAREER IN SUMMARY

KoloToure had a hugely successful international career with Ivory Coast. He scored seven times in 120 appearances for his country over a 15-year period. KoloToureplayed for the Ivory Coast senior team from 2000 to 2015. Three of his seven goals came against Guinea, Gabon and Asian team Japan.

HOW RICHARDS CELEBRATED CITY TITLE WIN

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards was part of the Sky Sports crew on the final day of the latest Premier League campaign alongside Manchester United legend Roy Keane, presenter Dave Jones, Ex-Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp and many more. Richards and other City fans went through different emotions as they were made to work for the Premier League title by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and his Aston Villa players. Incidentally, Richards played for the two teams involved at the Etihad Stadium, but his allegiance was clearly with Manchester City who had to win to secure a fourth league title in five years and a second straight league title.

LIVERPOOL, CITY ARE UNBELIEVABLE – KOLO TOURE

KoloToure has been fascinated by what two of his former teams namely Liverpool and Manchester City have done in the Premier League over the past few seasons as he described them as unbelievable. The Leicester City coach talked about the two teams in a chat with the Manchester City website as he previewed the latest Premier League clash between the two teams last month.

TOURE URGES TUCHEL TO SIGN DECLAN RICE THIS SUMMER

Arsenal legend Kolo Toure believes West Ham United star Declan Rice is "unbelievable" defensively, amid comparisons to the former Ivory Coast international's brother, Yaya Toure. Yaya - who had a hugely successful eight years with Manchester City, winning three Premier League titles in the process - is known as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.

YASSINE TOURE OFFERED LEICESTER CITY DEAL

YassineToure has been offered a two-year scholarship deal at Leicester City after impressing club officials. Yassine is the son of Leicester City assistant manager KoloToure and the nephew of Manchester City legend Yaya Toure.

ARTETA OPEN TO USING WHITE IN MIDFIELD

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that he is very much open to the idea of using summer signing and England international defender Ben White in the midfirkder position following the current crisis that the club are facing in that department at the moment. The Gunners are currently missing a host of first-team stars in that position and it was one of the reasons they were linked with a number of midfielder in the January winter transfer window in a bid to bring in temporary reinforcements but they were not able to do so.

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