DONE DEAL: Chelsea confirm signing of striker

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Chelsea have confirmed the signing of David Datro Fofana from Molde.

A statement from Chelsea reads: “Chelsea FC has reached a pre-agreement with Molde FK for the transfer of David Datro Fofana.

“The 20-year-old striker will join the Blues on 1 January 2023. We look forward to welcoming David to the club!”

Meanwhile, Fofana has revealed his idol.

“When it comes to dribbling, I look at Ronaldinho and the old Ronaldo,” Fofana said. “When it comes to scoring, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo – his headers, how he positions himself in the box.

“When it comes to changes in direction, it’s Lionel Messi – how he plays his moves. When it comes to using physicality, it’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. I watch how he holds off defenders with his body.”

Fofana has been a Chelsea fan since childhood and also is a huge admirer of Didier Drogba, who happens to be a Blues and Ivory Coast legend.

“Chelsea have been my favourite club since I was little,” he said previously, speaking to Norwegian outlet TV2. “Drogba played there, so they have always been my club. So it’s my dream.”