boss has made a compelling argument to Wesley Fofana as to why he should snub a move to this summer.
and are desperate to bring him to Stamford Bridge before the transfer window slams shut – .
’s side have already made an offer in excess of £70m, which was the second approach after their opening bid of £63 was rejected.
But the Foxes are trying everything possible to keep hold of their 21-year-old defender, who is under contract at the King Power Stadium until 2027.
are reporting that Rodgers has now sat down for a discussion with Fofana amid Chelsea’s interest, and has argued to him that he will have a better chance of making France’s World Cup squad if he stays with Leicester for 2022-23.
Fofana is yet to earn his first cap for France, but has represented the U21 side on five occasions.
Fofana joined Leicester in 2020 from Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne for a £36.5m fee and has played 51 games for the Foxes across all competitions, helping them win the 2020-21 FA Cup.
He could join left-back Marc Cucurella and centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly in west London, who joined the Blues from Brighton and Napoli respectively this summer as Chelsea splash the cash under new owner Todd Boehly.
Leicester have already lost goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to French side Nice this summer while James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans have all been linked with moves away.
Leicester are the only Premier League club who have not completed a signing this summer despite boss calling for a ‘healthy shake up’ of his squad in February.
Chelsea return to Premier League action on Sunday when they face London rivals Tottenham, while Leicester face a trip to Arsenal the day before.
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