Fifa told to CANCEL player’s move to Chelsea as row ensues

January 8th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

The boyhood club of Chelsea’s latest signing, David Datro Fofana, have attempted to CANCEL his move to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues confirmed the arrival of the striker, 20, from Molde last month for £10.5million.

It means Graham Potter’s men have now already secured three new signings in the January window – Fofana, Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile, 21, and young Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18.

However, according to The Mail, via The Sun, Fofana’s childhood side, Abidjan City, have written to Fifa alleging his first professional move to Molde two years ago was “unlawful”.

The row is the result of a dispute between Abidjan City and Fofana’s mother over whether she signed a consent form for him to join the Norwegian club in 2016.

At the time, he was just 15 years of age.

Club president Marco Taddei wrote: “We, therefore, invite you to intervene with the Chelsea club so that the player’s transfer is suspended until the dispute between the Molde FK club and ourselves is settled.”

Chelsea insist the player is fully registered with them.

Fofana, who has been capped three times by Ivory Coast, went on to contribute 24 goals and 10 assists in 65 games for Molde – a run of form which saw him earn his move to Chelsea.

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