Graham Potter, the head coach of Chelsea , says a decision regarding David Datro Fofana’s inclusion in the first team will not be made until the 20-year-old has trained at Cobham.
Fofana officially completed his transfer from Norwegian club Molde for a fee on January 1st.
London estimates to be approximately £10.5 million. And the striker was notably absent as Chelsea and Nottingham Forest played to a 1-1 draw at the City Ground.
Fofana is expected to be loaned out during the second half of the season in order to continue his development. However, Potter has stated that the striker will be given a chance to impress at Chelsea before a decision is made regarding his future.
Five days into the month of January, Chelsea continues to make significant strides in the transfer market. Benoit Badiashile’s transfer from Monaco to Chelsea is awaiting confirmation, while the Blues remain confident of acquiring
It is believed that a right-back replacement for Reece James and a new forward are also on the club’s winter wish list. Potter remained tight-lipped when asked by football.london in which areas of the team he would like to see reinforcements.
“It’s a good question but the problem is if I answer it and I’m specific in that answer, every single player in that area will be linked with Chelsea,” he said. “So I have to dodge it – and I hope you can understand why I’m dodging it. I always answer that part of the question by saying that I’m the head coach and my responsibility is to the players that are here.
“We will try in every window to improve, but January is a complicated one because it’s the middle of the season. And in the meantime, we have to deal with all the noise of Chelsea getting linked with everybody and I don’t comment on any player that isn’t a Chelsea player.
“As always, and it’s a boring answer, but my job is to help the players that are here and support the club in terms of decisions they make in terms of how to improve.”