Arsenal are showing an interest in Wesley Fofana, hoping to sign the centre-back from Saint-Etienne along with William Saliba, according to reports in France.
But! Football Club claim Arsenal and Everton are following Saint-Etienne defender Wesley Fofana, despite the player extending his contract until 2024 last month.
With Saint-Etienne’s current financial situation, they may not be able to turn down a good offer even with that extension. AC Milan showed an interest in the past, even hosting Fofana for a visit, but they’re focusing on other targets now.
Fofana prefers to stay in France for one more season, rather like Saliba did last year. He does want a transfer to the Premier League after that, though, so a deal similar to Saliba’s could appeal to player and club.
Like Saliba, Fofana is young (19) and performing well at centre-back for Saint-Etienne. He’s very strong in the air and in making tackles and interceptions, though he’s somewhat error-prone. Not surprising for his age.
Perhaps most importantly, Fofana has a strong partnership with Saliba. If Arsenal can bring him in, they already know the two work well together.