Journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed Wesley Fofana has told Leicester City again that he wants to leave the club.
This comes as Chelsea refuse to give up in their pursuit of the 21-year-old defender, with them set to make a third bid to secure his services this week.
The Frenchman featured in Leicester’s opening game of the season yesterday against Brentford, with the Foxes throwing away a two-goal lead in the second half to draw 2-2 with Brentford.
Fofana notably was straight down the tunnel at full-time, with him giving multiple hints on social media that he wants out.
Now, Jacobs has claimed that Chelsea’s latest bid saw the centre-back inform his current club that he believed it should have been enough to allow him to go.
Fofana reiterates want to leave
He said: “Chelsea will table another Wesley Fofana bid this week. First two offers rejected. Straight cash with no players offered despite internal discussions at #CFC about a swap. Told Fofana felt the second rejected bid was fair and has again reiterated his desire to leave.”
Fofana would be Chelsea’s third defensive signing of the summer, following the successful acquisitions of Kalidou Koulibaly and more recently Marc Cucurella.
Despite this, the summer has been difficult originally for the Blues to add reinforcements, with them missing out on deals for Matthijs de Ligt and Jules Kounde.
While the 21-year-old would likely be Chelsea’s second biggest signing in history, he provides an option for a number of years in the Blues defence, with him already proving he is Premier League quality despite his young age.
With Thiago Silva likely entering his final season at the top of the game, his importance seen in the opener against Everton showed that he will take some replacing, and the club will be hoping if they do spend big on Fofana that he can fill those shoes.