Home Front Page Home Page Wesley Fofana is ‘not for sale’ amid Chelsea speculation, but Brendan Rodgers is willing to bench him.
Despite reports that Wesley Fofana has agreed personal terms with the Blues, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers believes the Frenchman will remain at the club next month.
Chelsea made two bids for the defender, but both were rejected, and nothing new has arrived in the last two weeks.
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Rodgers insisted that Fofana is not for sale ahead of Saturday’s match against Southampton.
“I’m not thinking too far ahead; the idea is that he’ll be a Leicester City player,” he explained.
“He is not for sale, as the club has stated, and he will remain here unless something changes.”
There is currently nothing new and nothing has changed since our last conversation.”
There may be no new developments from Rodgers’ end, but reports continue to circulate that not only does Chelsea still want Fofana, but that the player himself is eager to join the Champions League club.
Rodgers did add that if Fofana was not in the right frame of mind to play, he was “100% prepared” to take him out of the starting lineup.
“We’ve discussed the situation numerous times. We’ve had private discussions. “Our communication is typical.” When the window is open and there is a lot of noise, it’s difficult for any player, especially a young player.” That’s why we’re here: to assist him, educate him, and allow him to deal with all of these rumors. The weekend is the main focus.
When asked if being a manager was difficult, Rodgers replied, “There’s no denying it.” It’s always a difficult time.” “Your season is starting, you’re trying to get focused, and you spent your summer building this powerful collective unit, and then there’s a lot of speculation.” “These are young guys, and for some of them, it’s the first time they’ve experienced this.” There may be some disruption. The goal is to keep everyone focused. Everything comes to an end the moment the window closes.”
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Leicester centre-back has ‘agreed personal terms’ with the Blues, with a contract’ready in case the two clubs find an agreement.’
‘Chelsea are preparing a new bid because they want Fofana as a priority target,’ he added. Leicester is adamant about their stance. It’s a tough one, but it’s still open.’
Leicester have made no outfield signings this summer, and Rodgers is understandably frustrated. “My experience tells me you have to concentrate on what you have, a wonderful group of people who want to get better.” If we are fortunate enough to avoid injuries, we can still have a successful season.”