Brendan Rodgers reveals what Chelsea’s £65m bid has done to his player

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Chelsea have seen two bids rejected by Leicester City for their defender Wesley Fofana.

The opening bid was a £60m bid for the 21-year-old, while the second offer was closer to £70m.

Leicester City have made it clear that it would only take a massive offer to sign Fofana.

However, the player wants a move to Chelsea and has reportedly agreed personal terms with the Blues.

He has played in both Leicester’s opening fixtures this term – the 2-2 draw with Brentford on the opening day of the season, and last weekend’s 4-2 defeat at Arsenal.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that it has been a challenging period for Fofana.

“Mentally he is fine, but as you can imagine for a 21-year-old with the spotlight on you, talking about what you maybe can earn at another club and where you can play, it’s a challenge,” said Rodgers.

“That’s the honest answer. He’s been absolutely brilliant since his first day here. He’s been fantastic when he has played, the club stuck by him when he was injured.

“It’s a challenge for any player, in particular young one, but he knows he’s loved here and this is an important step for his career, being here at Leicester and having more development.

“But it’s natural when other clubs are interested in you because of your talent, and especially with the money that comes with that. It certainly makes you think that’s for sure.”