Leicester Metropolis supervisor Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the membership have rejected two bids from Chelsea for centre-back Wesley Fofana.
As beforehand reported by 90min, Chelsea began the bidding at £60m however quickly raised that proposal to £70m. Nonetheless, Leicester proceed to play hard-ball and wish to herald a price of over £80m to half methods with the 21-year-old Frenchman.
Chelsea are but to satisfy that price however sources near the negotiation count on such a proposal to reach imminently, notably as Fofana is now pushing for a transfer to Stamford Bridge this summer time.
In the meantime, Rodgers has maintained his public stance that Fofana will not be on the market.
“There have been no new bids this week,” the Leicester boss instructed a press convention. “There have been two [bids], however nowhere close to what the membership would take into account. We’re not seeking to promote.
“Naturally if there’s curiosity from different golf equipment, that’s checked out by the membership. He’s a prime younger defender and there are usually not too many round his age.”
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Rodgers, who confessed that any potential signings can be depending on promoting gamers first, additionally urged the centre-back to proceed his improvement on the King Energy Stadium for a minimum of yet another season.
“One other yr for him a minimum of can be actually essential for his improvement,” the boss continued. “Wesley is kind of calm on the state of affairs. He’s conscious of the curiosity. He’s simply getting on together with his work.”
On the impression of the hypothesis, Rodgers added: “It could have an effect on the entire group when you don’t handle it. You must maintain your eye on the ball. However everybody is targeted on doing their finest in video games for Leicester Metropolis. For Wesley himself, talk brazenly with him.”