Brendan Rodgers: We did it with Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is targeting one more defensive signing before the close of the summer transfer window.

The Blues have been linked with a move for Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, who’s very keen on joining Chelsea this summer.

Leicester boss Rodgers has said he’s unsure of Fofana’s future at the club, but admitted that he’s used to seeing his star players leave, as with Ben Chilwell and Harry Maguire.

“The club has done that, certainly in my time and probably before,” he said.

“I came in and lost Harry that first summer, we brought in James Justin and Dennis Praet and other players who could help the squad.

“When we lost Ben Chilwell we were able to bring in Tim Castagne and Wesley.

“So the reality for a club like ours is you can’t be afraid to do that as long as it’s good business for the club, and if it’s good for the player it’s normally a win-win situation.

“But that decision then will be ultimately down to the feeling of the club.”

Rodgers also admits that he understands Fofana’s desire to leave, but insisted it would only be at the right price for Leicester City.

“I know football and how it works,” Rodgers said. “It’s an amazing profession.

“It’s a business for clubs, for players it’s a dream. They’re trying to fulfil their dreams.

“So I understand it for both, it’s why I provide the bridge in terms of trying to advise him what’s the best way to behave.

“That’s why I have always spoken so well of Harry Maguire, because of how he was when he was here at the time when he went for a world-record fee for a defender.

“I’ve been in these situations before so you manage it how you see fit and my experience helps in these moments.”