Wesley Fofana: Chelsea Target Asks Brendan Rodgers to Leave Him Out of Leicester City’s Next Game

Wesley Fofana: Chelsea Target Asks Brendan Rodgers to Leave Him Out of Leicester City’s Next Game

  • Chelsea target Wesley Fofana is keen on forcing a move away before the closure of the transfer window
  • The defender has asked Leicester City's boss Brendan Rodgers not to involve him in the club's next game against Southampton
  • Chelsea are looking for defenders and had placed the 21-year-old high on their list of potential targets

Leicester City's defender Wesley Fofana has asked his head coach Brendan Rodgers to leave him out of their game against Southampton.

Fofana is understood to be keen on securing a move away to Chelsea. Chelsea have already seen two high-profile bids rejected, but reports indicate that they will try again in the coming days.

Wesley Fofana, Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City, Chelsea
Leicester City's defender Wesley Fofana. Photo by Craig Mercer.
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Fofana is said to be at a loss as to why Leicester are playing hardball with Chelsea. The Foxes are believed to be holding out for an excess of what Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire four years ago.

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Get French Football News reports that Fofana has requested to be left out of the match-day squad as the Saints visit King Power on Saturday afternoon.

The 21-year-old wants to move to a Champions League playing football club as he hopes to impress Didier Deschamps ahead of the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

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In a shocking turn of events, Sports Brief has also reported that Chelsea have reportedly inquired about the availability of embattled Manchester United defender Harry Maguire.

Chelsea are said to be keen to bring Maguire to Stamford Bridge as their search for a centre-back continuous to be hard as originally thought.

The Blues were heavily interested in Leicester City's Wesley Fofana, but the asking price might price them out of a deal. Thomas Tuchel went into the transfer market knowing that he had to look for defensive reinforcements following the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger. But so far, the club has only brought in Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly while also renewing the contract of captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

Source: Sports Brief News