Chelsea confirm David Datro Fofana signing ahead of January transfer window

Chelsea confirm David Datro Fofana signing ahead of January transfer window

Chelsea have confirmed an agreement to sign David Datro Fofana in January.

The 20-year-old Molde striker will join the Blues on January 1, 2023 and is expected to be joined by Vasco da Gama’s 18-year-old midfielder Andrey Santos shortly.

Fofana, who turned 20 last week, could be thrust straight into first-team action following the injury to fellow striker Armando Broja earlier this month.

Atletico Madrid have offered Joao Felix to Chelsea but they have also initially asked clubs for £86m for their wantaway forward. A loan deal could be negotiated.

More immediately, Chelsea are also in talks to sign Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile in a deal that could be worth around £35million.

The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the Blues’ primary targets for an early January move with fitness concerns surrounding both Wesley Fofana and Ben Chilwell.

Chelsea also want to sign midfielders depending on the futures of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho, who will both see their deals expire in the summer. A right wing-back and a new goalkeeper are also on the agenda in the longer term.