Brendan Rodgers insists Wesley Fofana will remain a Leicester player amid Chelsea transfer talks

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Brendan Rodgers is adamant Chelsea target Welsey Fofana will stay at Leicester  (AFP via Getty Images)
Brendan Rodgers is adamant Chelsea target Welsey Fofana will stay at Leicester (AFP via Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers insists Wesley Fofana is “not for sale” despite Chelsea’s interest in the defender.

The Frenchman is Thomas Tuchel’s leading defensive target during what remains of the summer transfer window and is believed to want to move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea remain in talks with Leicester over a potential move for the 21-year-old but are reluctant to break the world fee for a defender, which currently stands at £80m when Harry Maguire left the King Power Stadium for Manchester United in 2019.

Fofana has already been the subject of two failed bids from Chelsea and will remain their key target until the end of the window, though Rodgers has stressed Leicester will manage to keep a hold of their player.

“The idea is that he’s still very much a Leicester City player,” said Rodgers during Thursday’s pre-match press conference as Leicester prepare to welcome Southampton on Saturday.

“I’ve said a number of times that he’s not for sale.

“The club have made that clear so unless anything changes, I would expect him to be here.”