Premier League giants Chelsea have reached a pre-agreement to sign Ivory Coast forward David Datro Fofana from Norwegian champions Molde FK, both clubs said on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old will join Chelsea on 1 January for an undisclosed fee, but Norwegian media stated it is worth more than 130 million Norwegian crowns ($13.15 million), a transfer record for Norwegian soccer.
Fofana made his debut for the Ivory Coast national team in a 4-0 friendly win against Burundi in November.
The striker was Molde’s top scorer in the 2022 season, netting 15 times in Norway’s top flight.
Chelsea FC has reached a pre-agreement with Molde FK for the transfer of David Datro Fofana. 🤝
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 28, 2022