Molde forward David Datro Fofana is said to be close to joining Chelsea. The Blues have struggled in the final third this season, scoring only 17 goals in 14 Premier League games.
Furthermore, only eight goals have been scored by Kai Havertz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Armando Broja across all competitions, with Havertz scoring the most with four.
Broja, on the other hand, has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a severe knee injury in a friendly against Aston Villa earlier this month.
As a result, it became clear that Chelsea would need to find a new attacker, particularly since any deal for RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku would have to wait until next summer.
Chelsea allegedly moved quickly after Broja’s injury to try to reach an agreement with Molde for Fofana.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the transfer is nearing completion before the end of the year.
According to Romano, the Ivorian has arrived in London for a medical with Chelsea scheduled for Thursday.
According to Romano, the move is “a done deal,” barring any unforeseen issues, with all parties agreeing on a fee and personal terms.
Chelsea are said to have agreed to pay €12 million (£10.58 million) for a player who has made a name for himself in Norway’s top flight and in European football.
Fofana has 24 goals and 10 assists in 65 games for Molde. He turns 20 on the same day as his medical.
This season’s Europa Conference League saw four goals and one assist, with the 2022 Eliteserien seeing another 15 strikes.