Chelsea have had two bids rejected for Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana.
Reports claim it may have to take a bid in the region of £80m to sign up Wesley Fofana from Leicester City this summer.
The 21-year-old is said to be keen on a move to Chelsea, but the Foxes are playing hardball over a transfer.
Meanwhile, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that he could drop Fofana for their weekend clash against Southampton, if his mindset isn’t right for the game.
Rodgers also claimed Fofana will be fine despite the massive interest from Chelsea.
“We’ve spoken a number of times about the situation. We’ve had private conversations. Our communication is normal,” the Leicester City manager said.
“[I’d be] 100% prepared to take Wesley Fofana out of the squad this weekend is he wasn’t in the right mindset.
“It’s a challenge for any player, when the window is open and there is lots of noise, especially for a young player.
“That’s why we’re here, to help him and educate him and let him deal with all of these rumours. The focus is on the weekend.
“There’s no denying it. It’s always a tricky period. Your season is starting, you’re trying to get focused, and you spend your summer creating this powerful collective unit, and then there is lots of speculation.
“These are young guys and it’s the first time they have experienced this for some of them. There can be disruption. The idea is to keep the group focused. The minute the window ends, it all ends.”