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Brendan Rodgers sends recent warning to Chelsea after Leicester Metropolis reject £60m bid for Wesley Fofana

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Leicester Metropolis supervisor Brendan Rodgers has warned Chelsea (Photos: Getty)

Brendan Rodgers has warned Chelsea that Wesley Fofana is ‘not on the market’ after Leicester City rejected their £60m bid for the French defender.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is determined to bolster his defensive choices earlier than the switch deadline and sanctioned a big-money move for Foxes star Fofana.

Whereas Leicester knocked back Chelsea’s opening offer, the west London membership are at present getting ready an improved bid of round £70m.

Fofana signed a brand new contract on the King Energy Stadium in March to maintain him on the membership till the summer season of 2027.

Leicester have additionally rejected an offer for England midfielder James Maddison this summer and Rodgers has reiterated the membership’s stance that they intend to maintain each Maddison and Fofana.

Talking at his pre-match press convention on Friday afternoon, Rodgers mentioned: ‘These gamers should not on the market. These are essential gamers to us.

‘We’re in a state of affairs the place we have to transfer some gamers out however that doesn’t imply eliminating anybody and everybody and particularly not our greatest property.’

Chelsea are decided to deliver Fofana to Stamford Bridge (Image: Getty)

Chelsea completed a £60m deal for Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella on Friday, having spent around £33m on Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly earlier in the summertime.

However the Blues, who completed third within the Premier League final season, stay fascinated by signing one other defender earlier than the summer season window closes on September 1.

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Talking after a 4-0 pre-season friendly defeat to Arsenal, Tuchel mentioned his Chelsea crew won’t be prepared for his or her Premier League opener in opposition to Everton.

Tuchel was requested about his feedback at his pre-match press convention and mentioned: ‘We’re some steps additional forward now. It was completely needed.

‘Perhaps it was additionally essential to lose that recreation like we misplaced it in opposition to Arsenal, in opposition to an enormous rival within the league who’s making an attempt to take our place.

‘Perhaps it was a wake-up name for everyone. Since then we have now stepped up. As all the time, the final week earlier than the season is all the time the place you are feeling a brand new focus, new pleasure, new degree of focus in coaching.

‘Legs are recent now, brisker than after we educated in Florida. Nonetheless, we aren’t the place we might be however let’s see, we really feel prepared and aggressive for tomorrow.

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‘An excellent coaching week to this point, the ambiance is again to the place it was earlier than the Arsenal recreation like within the first weeks of pre-season. Then we misplaced the vitality in the direction of the Arsenal recreation.

‘After that we wanted to digest however final week is sweet, we really feel prepared for tomorrow. This is essential to not lose focus and take the primary week step-by-step.

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‘We took the likelihood to arrange the entire week for Saturday, nothing else. That is the place we’re.’

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