New Chelsea signing Wesley Fofana has revealed Blues defender Reece James messaged him privately to ask him to make the move from Leicester City to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea completed a £70m deal for the former Leicester City star on Wednesday, with Fofana signing a seven-year deal in west London.
Fofana made 37 Premier League appearances for Leicester, with his progression at the King Power Stadium disrupted after he broke his leg in pre-season last year.
Chelsea expressed interest in signing the 21-year-old earlier in the summer and Blues defender James was among those who took it upon themselves to try and convince Fofana to join.
‘I speak to Reece James on Instagram and Eduoard Mendy, [Marc] Cucurella as well,’ Fofana told Chelsea’s official website.
‘Reece James sent me a message on Instagram about one month ago, saying “You come and me and you play in defence”. I love that. It’s good for the confidence and he’s my guy now.’
Fofana’s move to Chelsea has seen him become the third most expensive Premier League defender behind Manchester United’s Harry Maguire and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.