Brendan Rodgers reacts to Chelsea’s rejected £70m bid

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Having seen two bids rejected for Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, the Blues have tabled a third bid believed to be worth £70m.

However, Leicester City have as well rejected Chelsea’s third bid for Fofana.

Reports claim that the Foxes are holding out for at least £80m.

According to The Telegraph, Leicester City snubbed Chelsea’s latest bid as they consider the add-ons ‘unrealistic and difficult to achieve’.

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Chelsea’s third bid for Fofana was rejected.

Rodgers said after Leicester’s Carabao Cup win over Stockport County: “The club told me this [Tuesday] afternoon. I don’t know too much detail around it because I’ve been concentrating on the game.

“I believe there was another bid and that it was rejected, but nothing more I can tell you on that.”

Fofana has made it clear he wants the move to Stamford Bridge and the Frenchman was left out of the Foxes squad in their 2-1 defeat at home to Southampton on Saturday.

The 21-year-old recently signed a long-term contract with Leicester City, so he may not have much power over his transfer, even though he has agreed personal terms with Chelsea.