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“Not for sale” – Chelsea handed blow as manager confirms stance on defender linked with Stamford Bridge transfer

“Not for sale” – Chelsea handed blow as manager confirms stance on defender linked with Stamford Bridge transfer

Transfer skilled Fabrizio Romano has documented that Leicester Town manager Brendan Rodgers intends to retain Chelsea focus on Wesley Fofana at the club.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein claimed on Sunday (July 31) that the Blues ended up doing work on promotions for Fofana and Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries. Even so, Leicester seem keen to retain the previous at the King Energy Stadium for next time.

Romano recently tweeted:

“Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers tells @owynnpa that Wesley Fofana is ‘not for sale,’ quite clear on club posture – similar as the board.”

He added, nonetheless, that Chelsea will carry on to test to sign Fofana:

“Chelsea have nevertheless no intention to give up and will attempt to negotiate again following week on Fofana/ [Josko] Gvardiol, both equally truly hard.”

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers tells @owynnpa that Wesley Fofana is “not for sale”, extremely apparent on club position – identical as the board. 🔵 #LCFCChelsea have continue to no intention to give up and will check out to negotiate yet again following 7 days on Fofana/Gvardiol, the two definitely challenging. #CFC https://t.co/PXbRRxBSxa

The Leicester centre-again notably missed most of past season owing to a fractured fibula. Fofana built just 12 appearances throughout the Premier League and UEFA Europa Conference League, with the Foxes mostly struggling devoid of the 21-calendar year-old.

Because arriving from AS Saint-Etienne in the summer of 2020, Fofana has performed 50 periods for Rodgers’ aspect, recording 1 aim and just one guide. The Frenchman, whose existing offer with Leicester operates right until 2027, has lifted the FA Cup for the duration of his time with the club.

Chelsea go on to be linked with defenders this summer months

Chelsea notably dropped Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen to no cost transfers this summer. Thiago Silva’s offer at Stamford Bridge is set to finish following summer months when Cesar Azpilicueta has regularly been connected with a shift to Barcelona.

They moved swiftly to signal Kalidou Koulibaly from S.S.C Napoli but however feel to be in the industry for defensive reinforcements.

Romano’s tweet indicated that the Blues want to sign Fofana or Josko Gvardiol, when Ornstein described that they have a company fascination in Dumfries. They were previously connected with moves for Presnel Kimpembe, Nordi Mukiele, Nathan Ake and Matthijs de Ligt as perfectly. On the other hand, none of all those have materialized.

The Blues will most likely search to sign at the very least just one extra defender prior to the transfer window shuts at the end of this thirty day period. Having said that, it remains to be noticed if they can do so just before their initial formal game of up coming period.

Tuchel’s males will open their 2022-23 campaign with their Leading League opener against Everton on August 6 at Goodison Park.