Reports suggest that Leicester City are not considering selling Wesley Fofana to Chelsea this summer.
According to Mail Online, the club tying him down to a new contract earlier this year has left them determined to keep hold of their promising star.
The 21-year-old missed the majority of last season through injury, with the impact on the remaining defence clear to see, as the Foxes tailed off massively compared to the previous campaign.
Chelsea meanwhile are looking anywhere and everywhere for a new centre-back before the season starts, following the news that they have missed out on Jules Kounde to Barcelona.
Reports began to surface that they were intrigued by the prospect of bringing Fofana to Stamford Bridge, with his Premier League experience giving him a great foundation to build on.
However, Mail Online have reported that Leicester have no intentions of facilitating a move for the Frenchman this summer.
Leicester have no intentions of selling Fofana
The player himself may be secretly hoping the Blues manage to pull a deal off though, with it being reported last year that Chelsea were one of the clubs he dreamed of playing for.
Blues fans will be worried at what looks like another dead end cropping up in their long-winded transfer window so far, with them only currently adding Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly despite being linked with half of Europe’s top talent.
They are currently rumoured to be trying to reunite Thomas Tuchel with Presnel Kimpembe, although reports suggest they are set to miss out on him too due to his loyalty to PSG.
The club may end up settling for signing Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan as their defensive reinforcements. While he is a natural wing-back, it could see Reece James occupy the centre-back role in a back three.
While the Englishman is impressive in that position, his attacking prowess is severely limited when playing there, ultimately impacting how creative Chelsea are.