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Todd Boehly even left new Chelsea star Wesley Fofana baffled with medical detail

Wesley Fofana was apparently baffled after being told his Chelsea medical would take place in the US, on owner Todd Boehly's insistence.

The French defender joined the Blues from Leicester in a £69.5m deal last month, though missed a couple of days' training after being whisked away to the States.

Boehly was concerned about Fofana's injury history (he missed the majority of last season after breaking his leg), and wanted his US-based medical team to examine the 21-year-old, much to the frustration of now ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, who wanted Fofana integrated into the squad as quickly as possible.

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After being told where his medical would be taking place, Fofana is reported by German outlet BILD to have said: "I thought we'd do it in London."

Boehly's decision was viewed internally as a 'power play' and is believed to be one of several reasons why the tycoon's relationship with Tuchel deteriorated.

Fofana made his Chelsea debut against West Ham just three days after completing his transfer, and four days after returning home from America, and the day after his second match, a 1-0 Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb, Tuchel was gone.

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Fofana was left on the bench in new manager Graham Potter's first game in charge on Wednesday night, a 1-1 draw against Red Bull Salzburg which left Chelsea rooted to the bottom of their Champions League group.

Match of the Day host, and avid Leicester supporter, Gary Lineker described Fofana as "the most prodigiously talented young central defender in the world" following his move to Stamford Bridge.

Let's hope, for Fofana's sake, Potter feels the same way.

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