2016 Premier League champions Leicester have had an offer accepted for teenage French defender Wesley Fofana, Saint-Étienne has announced.
The deal is reportedly worth up to €40m including add-ons and is the "largest-ever obtained" by a Ligue 1 club. Personal terms between Leicester and the player have already been agreed and talks have progressed between the clubs.
Fofana, 19, has been described by his club as "one of the greatest French talents of his generation."
The central defender has played 29 times for Saint-Étienne, managed by former Leicester boss Claude Puel. Fofana would be the second big-money defender to leave the Geoffroy Stadium for a Premier League side recently after Arsenal signed William Saliba for £27m in July 2019.
It's believed that Leicester has also made an approach to Bayer Leverkusen for their central defender Jonathan Tah. An initial bid of €2m loan + €22m buy option has been turned down by the Bundesliga club.
Leicester is next in action in the Premier League against West Ham on Sunday.
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