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Wantaway Wesley Fofana watches Leicester defeat from the stands as he pushes to join Chelsea

Wantaway Wesley Fofana watches Leicester defeat from the stands as he pushes to join Chelsea, refusing to celebrate the Foxes’ opening goal before Brendan Rodgers refuses to rule out his departure

  • Wesley Fofana watched Leicester’s defeat to Southampton from the stands
  • Fofana was left out the Foxes squad as he pushes for a move to Chelsea
  • He refused to celebrate team-mate James Maddison’s second half opener
  • Rodgers refused to rule out Fofana leaving despite two bids being rejected 

Wantaway Leicester defender Wesley Fofana watched his side’s 2-1 defeat against Southampton from the stands amid interest from Chelsea.

Fofana was left out the squad for the game after the Foxes rejected two bids from the Blues to sign him, with reports suggesting Brendan Rodgers’ side are holding out for £85million.

Rodgers has expressed his desire to keep Fofana, but the 21-year-old is seemingly set on leaving the club to sign for the two-time European champions.

Chelsea target Wesley Fofana watched from the stands as Leicester lost to Southampton

The 21-year old defender has been pushing to leave the club amid Chelsea's strong interest

The 21-year old defender has been pushing to leave the club amid Chelsea’s strong interest

The centre-back, who is keen to join Chelsea, sat with his partner among the home fans, signing autographs and posing for photos. 

Leicester supporters will be wondering how many more times they will see him at the King Power Stadium.

Until Fofana’s future is resolved, it is hard to see how Leicester make progress.

They have just one point from their first three games, and sit in the relegation zone of the Premier League.

It’s early days, but the Foxes are struggling in defence and often find themselves needing to score three or four to stand a chance of winning games.

Che Adams scored twice as Southampton came from behind to beat Leicester on Saturday

Che Adams scored twice as Southampton came from behind to beat Leicester on Saturday

Leicester were undone by a poor Southampton side who are themselves struggling, and they are yet to sign a first-team player this transfer window.

Youri Tielemans was also left out the squad, with Rodgers suggesting the Belgian’s head isn’t straight with several clubs interested in his services.

‘I don’t know,’ said Rodgers when asked on the future of the two players.

‘There’s a few offers for some players nowhere near the valuation the club would want to sell. 

‘None of them are for sale but I know how the game works. There’s a few weeks to go. I don’t know what’s going to happen.’

Fofana didn’t react when team-mate James Maddison put Leicester ahead in the second half.

The defender has made 52 appearances for Leicester since joining the club from St Etienne in 2020.

Leicester are bound to make profit on the £30million they paid for the Frenchman, but are reluctant to sell this summer. 

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