Wesley Fofana has asked to be left out of Leicester City’s squad to face Southampton this weekend. The Frenchman’s future remains uncertain, with Chelsea refusing to give up in their pursuit of the player.
They have already had two bids worth £70 million rejected for the centre-back. Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Fofana is not for sale this summer. If Leicester were to sell the centre-back this summer, it would take a record fee over £80 million for the deal to go through.
Chelsea not giving up on Wesley Fofana transfer just yet
The player is keen on joining Chelsea this summer in order to potentially get selected in the France national team for the World Cup. Despite Leicester City playing European football, Wesley Fofana has not been called up to the squad yet.
The absence of Champions League football seems to have played a crucial part in the 22-year-old being left out. And he now wants to play in Europe’s top flight with Chelsea to make it to the World Cup in Qatar.
While Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Fofana hasn’t handed in a transfer request, the exclusion from the squad for the game against Southampton could be a sign of frustration.
With less than two weeks remaining for the transfer window to close, it remains to be seen whether Chelsea can get the difficult deal over the line.