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“Fofana Is Not For Sale” -Rodgers

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Leicester City Manager, Brendan Rodgers has insisted Wesley Fofana is not for sale amid rumours linking the defender with a transfer to Chelsea.

The 21-year-old has excelled since joining the Foxes in 2020 as his performances have led to speculation of a potential big-money move away.

His Manager, Rodgers has now claimed the Centre-back is going nowhere, while also assuring Leicester fans that no bids have come in for Arsenal target Youri Tielemans.

Although it has been reported that Chelsea have identified Fofana as a priority target as head coach Thomas Tuchel seeks to reinforce his backline following the departure of Antonio Rudiger and their recent failures in transfer window to convince their targets.

But Rodgers is still counting on the Frenchman for the 2022-23 season, though, as he said when quizzed on the Blues’ interest:

“No, he’s not for sale.”

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“When we looked at him he had made 17 league starts. Everyone had a look at him back then but he’s come here, really flourished and developed, not just as a player but as a young man.”

“He really respects the club, I’ve got no doubt that in the future he’ll be on that [highest] stage but he’s very comfortable, he feels good here.”

“He has a great relationship with his team-mates which is important and there’s no doubt he will grace that stage. But for now he’s here, he’s developing and like I said he’s not for sale.”

“He’s maybe got an opportunity to get himself in the France squad for the World Cup and for that it’s about playing, so I’m pretty calm on it. I’ve had long chats with him.”

“He can’t stop the speculation but he’s very concentrated on his work here and very focused on his development.”

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