Chelsea have just received some pretty gutting news this afternoon finding out they have now lost a key player for what is likely to be many months.
Wesley Fofana faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after undergoing ACL cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery today.
Chelsea confirm Wesley Fofana has undergone ACL cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery following medical assessments.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) July 18, 2023
This is obviously a huge blow for Chelsea to lose one of their expensive signings from last summer, right ahead of a new season starting.
It has also left them considering dipping into the transfer market to sign a new player in a position that they would not have been looking to sign in before this came to light, the centre backs.
And according to Fabrizio Romano, who’s tweet on it can be found below, Chelsea will explore the centre backs market in the next days/weeks after Wesley Fofana’s injury, but only acting if they find the right option.
Chelsea will explore the centre backs market in the next days/weeks after Wesley Fofana’s injury, only acting if they find the right option. 🚨🔵#CFC will look into it after improving the bid for Moisés Caicedo.
No changes on Chelsea stance about Levi Colwill. Not for sale. pic.twitter.com/G4MXbL7dju
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 18, 2023
I am sure all options will be considered here.