Date: 15th December 2022 at 1:22pm
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Chelsea are on the verge of signing a midfielder as Graham Potter and Todd Boehly continue to rebuild The Blues’ squad. 

According to Fabrizio Romano, an agreement is in place for David Datro Fofana to move to Stamford Bridge from Molde.

The Ivory Coast international is naturally a striker, but can also be deployed on the right wing or as an attacking midfielder.

Fofana, 19, is contracted to his current club until the summer of 2024, but a deal is now in place for him to move to London, providing Chelsea can agree personal terms with the player.

The teenager boasts an impressive record for Molde, having scored 24 goals and provided 10 assists in 65 games for the club.

The Blues were in woeful form prior to the World Cup having lost three of their last five Premier League matches, and Potter is likely to be active in the market in January as he looks to bolster his squad.

It has been suggested that they will look for a striker following an injury sustained by Armando Broja, and Fofana could go some way towards filling the gap left by the Albanian’s absence.

Fofana looks to be on his way to Chelsea

According to Romano, the deal will be worth around £8.5 million, a fee that could represent good value considering Fofana’s record.

Fofana therefore looks likely to be Chelsea’s first January signing, although it isn’t yet clear whether he will move to England immediately or stay put in Norway.

If Fofana does join the club, he will become the latest in a succession of young stars joining the club.

Since Todd Boehly took charge, a number of the most promising young talents from across Europe have joined The Blues, as the American plans for the club’s future.

Cesare Casadei, Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina have all joined the club so far, and Fofana looks increasingly likely to follow in their footsteps.

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