Leicester not looking to sell Fofana, says Rodgers

The 21-year-old has been linked to Chelsea but Rodgers said the Midlands club want to keep the promising youngster.

“Another year here for him at least would be really important for his development, but he is quite calm and relaxed in the situation,” said Rodgers.

“Another year here for him at least would be really important for his development, but he is quite calm and relaxed in the situation,” said Rodgers. | Photo Credit: Reuters

The 21-year-old has been linked to Chelsea but Rodgers said the Midlands club want to keep the promising youngster.

Leicester City is not looking to sell defender Wesley Fofana and have rejected two bids for the defender, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday.

The 21-year-old has been linked to Chelsea but Rodgers said the Midlands club want to keep the promising youngster. According to recent reports, Leicester City rejected bid which exceeded $70 million from the Blues.

The London club will have to break its bank and splurge record-breaking bucks to acquire the services of the talented French international. Currently, the most expensive defender in the league is Harry Maguire, who joined Manchester United from Leicester City for €87 million ($110mn) in 2019.

“We’re not looking to sell. Naturally, if there’s interest from other clubs, that is looked at by the club,” Rodgers said.

“He’s a top young defender, and there are not too many around his age.”

Leicester signed Fofana on a five-year deal from St Etienne in October 2020 and finished fifth in the Premier League as he was named their Young Player of the Season. He’s made a total of 36 appearances in the league.

“Another year here for him at least would be really important for his development, but he is quite calm and relaxed in the situation,” Rodgers added.

“He is aware of the interest. He understands where we are as a club and where we see him.”

Fofana suffered a fractured fibula in a 2021 pre-season friendly against Villarreal that kept him on the sidelines until March.

Leicester, which drew 2-2 against Brentford, visits Arsenal on Saturday in their second league game of the season.

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