As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Leicester boss Rodgers cannot rule out selling Chelsea target Fofana

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says they're prepared to sell Chelsea target Wesley Fofana.

The Blues' second offer for Fofana is thought to have been close to the £65million mark but Leicester are thought to value the 21-year-old in excess of £80m, which is the current world record fee for a defender.

Asked whether there had been a third bid for Fofana, Rodgers said: "Not that I am aware of. There were two (bids) but again nowhere near what the club would even think about. The point again to reiterate is we are not looking to sell Wesley, that's the key point.

"He's not a player we are actively looking to move on but naturally if there is interest from other clubs then of course that is looked at by the club.

"He's a top young defender and there are not too many about at his age. He's someone we'd love to keep here but we have to wait and see what develops."

Rodgers added: "Another year here for him at least would be really important for his development, but he is quite calm and relaxed in the situation. He is aware of the interest.

"He understands where we are as a club and where we see him. He's just getting on with his work and training well, and whenever there is any communication we are able to have a conversation."



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free