Wesley Fofana has reportedly stepped up his efforts to join Chelsea by requesting to be left out of the Leicester City squad for Saturday’s Premier League tie with Southampton.
For a number of weeks, it has been claimed that Chelsea hold an interest in securing the signature of the France international.
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The Blues are allegedly contemplating whether to pay a world-record fee for a defender in order to finalise a transfer as soon as possible.
According to The Athletic, Fofana has now taken steps to be removed from contention for Saturday’s fixture with Southampton.
The report claims that the 21-year-old has requested permission to be left out of the squad for the meeting at the King Power Stadium.
While it is yet to be confirmed whether Fofana will still be expected to feature against the Saints, the report suggests that he is unlikely to be present in Rodgers’s group.
Despite Fofana’s alleged desire to link up with Chelsea, the former Monaco man still has five years remaining on his contract at the East Midlands outfit.
Should Fofana be left out against Southampton, Caglar Soyuncu is expected to be recalled to play alongside Daniel Amartey and Jonny Evans.
This article was updated 1 month ago