Chelsea News: Wesley Fofana recounts Leicester gesture after late Brentford return | Soccer | sport

Wesley Fofana headed straight into the tunnel after the full-time whistle as Leicester were held to a disappointing 2-2 draw with Brentford at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes were flying in their Premier League opener against the Bees when Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall put them two goals ahead before goals from Ivan Toney and Josh DaSilva saw Thomas Frank’s side snatch a valuable point in the East Midlands.

The late capitulation adds to the growing frustration at the club with Leicester yet to agree a summer contract and they are the only side in Europe’s top five leagues yet to show strength in the market. Manager Brendan Rodgers has already warned supporters that the situation is unlikely to change either.

Meanwhile, Chelsea continue to probe Fofana and his full-time whistle actions were telling as he headed straight down the tunnel, towards the dressing room without even acknowledging the home fans.

The Blues have already seen two offers – the latest estimated to be worth £70m – rebuffed by the Foxes, who continue to insist their defender is not for sale.

But Fofana’s head is clearly elsewhere as he continues to patiently wait for Chelsea to reach a deal with Leicester.

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The Northern Irishman said on Friday: “There was an offer at the club, but far from the valuation of our property. We didn’t even think about it.

“The club know the value of what they have, and any player that leaves here, they will always want that player’s highest valuation. That’s natural, but historically Leicester have done that very well.”

Rodgers is believed to have spoken with both Fofana and James Maddison, who has sparked interest from Newcastle, to relay that they will not be leaving the club until the transfer window closes.

Chelsea are not ready to give up on signing their main target, even if it costs a world record for a defender.

An offer worth £80million is thought to potentially tip the balance with Fofana keen on a move to west London to boost his chances of making France’s Cup squad. world.

Fofana declined to be enticed by his future in a recent interview with The Telegraph, suggesting he will remain committed to the Leicester project.

He said: “Leicester is a family and I felt that from day one. I always felt like a native of Leicester.

“It’s a big club and an institution but everyone has time for each other and understands each other. We are all brothers, sisters and cousins.

Reach PLC reporter Josh Holland felt Fofana’s body language was against Brentford despite an impressive performance, in a potential hint that his future lies elsewhere.

He said: “If you read body language, which many do, Wesley Fofana’s face isn’t what it was in May. His attitude of loafing and ‘don’t care’ was clear. , especially this second half. believe.”

Reach PLC reporter Josh Holland felt Fofana’s body language was against Brentford despite an impressive performance, in a potential hint that his future lies elsewhere.

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