Fofana has emerged as one of the Blues’ top targets this summer, with the west Londoners having already seen two mega-money offers worth up to £70m rejected by Leicester. Foxes boss Rodgers has repeatedly said the defender is not for sale this summer.
However, amid talk of Chelsea submitting an improved third offer in the region of £80million for the 21-year-old, Fofana has reportedly asked Leicester not to play him against Saints this weekend. The defender is also believed to have informed the Foxes of his desire to move on this summer.
According to CBS Sports Ben Jacobs, Fofana and Rodgers have held several meetings this week to discuss the defender’s future. The France Under-21 international, who signed a new five-year contract at King Power as recently as March, has reportedly reiterated his desire to be allowed to leave before the transfer window closes and has asked to be kicked out of the Leicester home. clash with Southampton on Saturday.
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