Brendan Rodgers says Leicester have not received a new offer for Wesley Fofana

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says he is not aware of any new offers from Chelsea for defender Wesley Fofana.

The centre-back has already suffered two offers from the London club, both rejected, but nothing new ahead of a visit to Arsenal this weekend.

Rodgers insists the club do not want to sell the highly-rated 21-year-old but said it was natural they would consider any further offers that might come in.

Asked on Thursday if any new bids had been submitted, he replied: “I don’t know. There are two, but again, nowhere near what the club would even think about.

“The point to reiterate is that we don’t want to sell Wesley. That is their bottom line. He is not a player that we are actively looking to sell but of course if there is interest from other clubs it will be noticed by the club.

“He’s a top young defender, there’s not too much going on at his age. He’s someone we’d love to keep here but we’ll have to see what develops. “

Fofana, who arrives at King Power Stadium from St Etienne in 2020, played in the Foxes’ 2-2 draw with Brentford on Sunday.

He is aware of Chelsea’s interest, but Rodgers believes it will be good for his career if he has at least another year at Leicester.

“As for Wesley himself, he is a young man, a very talented player, I communicate openly with him and he knows what we think about him and the club,” he said. owner added.

“Yes, at least another year here for him will be really important for his development, but he is quite calm and relaxed in this situation.

“He is aware of the interest. He understands where we are as a club and where we see him.

“He is continuing to work and practice well, and whenever there is any communication we can chat.”

As well as uncertainty over Fofana’s future, there has also been speculation regarding James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans as Leicester desperately try to cling to their best players.

But Rodgers said the dressing room was not affected.

“The message to the whole team, not just the players they’re speculating on, keep an eye on the ball,” he said.

“Let’s focus on football, we know it’s a highly speculative time of year, but it’s something I haven’t seen a lot of in the group.

“The whole team has been training at a very good level, with a very good intensity and everyone is focused on the games for Leicester City so it shouldn’t be too difficult.”

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