Chelsea target Wesley Fofana hints at Leicester City stay this summer | football

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Chelsea have rejected two bids for Wesley Fofana (Image: Getty)

Wesley Fofana has hinted that he will stay Leicester City this summer, despite great interest from the side Chelsea.

Leicester rejected a new offer from Chelsea for centre-back Fofana despite the Blues offering a fee in excess of £70m, according to reports.

It was Chelsea’s second approach, who also rejected an opening bid of £63mbut the Blues remain determined to bring him to Stamford Bridge and are ready to ‘try again’ with a third offer.

It was previously believed that Leicester would be willing to accept a bid in the region of £70mbut they are desperate to keep hold of their young defender and will now be waiting for a third approach.

Fofano removed traces of Lester from his social media profiles this week and are believed to be interested in a move to Stamford Bridge.

However, in a new interview, the Frenchman suggested he could stay at Leicester for the 2022-23 season.

“Leicester is a family and I felt that from day one,” he said Telegraph.

Wesley Fofana could stay at King Power Stadium (Image: Getty)

“I’ve always felt like a native of Leicester. It is a big club and institution, but everyone finds time for each other and understands.

“We are all brothers, sisters and cousins. It’s a big season for me and for Leicester.

“There are already some great strikers in the Premier League and even more this season after the transfer window.

“It worries me and I’m ready for them. I’m ready.”

Fofano joined Leicester in 2020 from Ligue 1 club Saint-Etienne for £36.5m and went on to make 50 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions, helping them win the FA Cup in 2020-21 and signing a long-term contract in March until 2027. .

Leicester have already lost goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to French side Nice this summer, while James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans have been linked with a move away.

Leicester are the only Premier League club not to make a signing this summer, despite the boss Brendan Rodgers calling for a “healthy overhaul” of his squad in February.

Their season kicks off on Sunday when they host Brentford at the King Power Stadium.

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Chelsea target Wesley Fofana hints at Leicester City stay this summer | football

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