Date: 12th January 2024 at 9:28am
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Chelsea return to Premier League action when they host West London rivals Fulham on Saturday afternoon. 

The Blues were beaten 1-0 by Middlesbrough in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final last time out, and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to ensure his side return to winning ways against the Cottagers.

Ahead of the match at Stamford Bridge, one of Pochettino’s forwards is closing in on a move away from the club.

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, David Datro Fofana is set to undergo a medical on Saturday ahead of a proposed move to Burnley.

The Ivorian forward joined Chelsea from Norwegian side Molde back in January 2023 but made just four appearances for the Blues during the second half of last season, and was subsequently loaned to German side Union Berlin last summer.

He endured a difficult time in Germany, scoring just twice in 17 matches across all competitions, and he was recalled form his loan spell earlier this week.

Fofana is set to join Burnley on loan for the remainder of the season

Fofana, 21, is now set to sign for the Clarets as manager Vincent Kompany looks to bolster his squad in a bid to avoid relegation this season.

Romano claims that Fofana will join Burnley on loan for the remainder of the current campaign, but that the deal will not include an option-to-buy clause.

The Turf Moor outfit will pay the entirety of the player’s wages during his time with the club, and contracts are already in place and ready to be finalised, Romano claims.

Kompany will be hoping that the Ivory Coast international can recreate the form he displayed during his time in Norway, when Fofana netted 24 times in 65 games across all competitions, as well as providing ten assists.

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