Wesley Fofana is “simply getting on with his business,” according to Brendan Rodgers, after Leicester City turned down two offers from Chelsea for the center-half.
Thomas Tuchel has identified the 21-year-old as the ideal complement to his backline, and Chelsea are desperate to sign him this summer.
The Foxes have reportedly rejected proposals from the Blues of £63 million and £70 million because they want to hold onto one of their most valuable players.
In March, Fofana renewed his long-term contract with Leicester, who were reportedly confident in retaining him on staff.
Rodgers asserts that the club “are not seeking to sell” despite the fact that Chelsea is set to test their resolve once more with a third offer.
In response to a question on offers for Fofana, Rodgers said: “There were two, but neither came close to what the club would accept.”
We have no intention of selling. The club will naturally consider any interest from other clubs. There aren’t many players his age who are as good as this young defender.
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Rodgers stated that Fofana is focused on life at Leicester despite rumours that the France Under-21 international is eager to join Chelsea.
For him, at least, another year would be crucial for his growth, according to Rodgers.
Wesley seems to be handling the issue well. He is conscious of the enthusiasm. He is simply moving forward with his task.
By removing references to Leicester City from his social media accounts last week, Fofana gave a strong indication that he was considering a transfer to Chelsea.
Fans noted that Fofana’s Twitter bio, which previously stated “Professional player for Leicester City,” has been changed to just “Professional player” today.
Marc Cucurella, a left defender, and Kalidou Koulibaly, a centre back, both joined Chelsea this summer and came from Brighton and Napoli, respectively.
In the last weeks of the transfer season, further fresh recruits are being sought, and Raheem Sterling has also signed from Manchester City.
The only Premier League team without a completed acquisition this summer is Leicester, who also lost Kasper Schmeichel and are poised to lose Youri Tielemans.