Brendan Rodgers hints Wesley Fofana’s £75m move to Chelsea could be official over the weekend

Brendan Rodgers hints Wesley Fofana’s £75m move to Chelsea could be official over the weekend, with the Leicester boss admitting he wants deal finalised soon as ongoing speculation had made season difficult

  • Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping for swift finish to Wesley Fofana saga
  • The Foxes have agreed a deal with Chelsea that’ll see Fofana move for £75million
  • Leicester need to sell before they can buy players before Thursday’s deadline

Brendan Rodgers is hoping for a swift finish to the Wesley Fofana saga and hinted the situation could become clearer by the end of the weekend.

Chelsea made a breakthrough in their long-running attempts to land the Leicester defender on Friday with the two clubs agreeing a deal worth around £75m, the Londoners having had three previous offers rejected. Chelsea have already agreed a six-year deal with Fofana worth about £200,000 per week.

The transfer window does not close until Thursday — the same day Leicester host Manchester United. However, Brendan Rodgers said: ‘It’s the same with any player. For me if they decide they want to move and see their future elsewhere it is better to have it done as quickly as you possibly can.

Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana is closing in on a £75million move to Chelsea  

 ‘You have to prepare a team and a group of players and you have to maybe replace that player. Every coach will tell you the same. It doesn’t benefit anyone if it drags on. So we will see what happens over the weekend.’

Leicester need to sell before they can buy and have only made the free transfer addition of goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

‘No doubt that when the window shuts everything calms down,’ Rodgers said.

‘We have been unable to add and there has been a lot of speculation about our top players so there is no doubt it has been difficult. But it will stop on Thursday and then we can move on but until then we have to keep fighting.’

When asked about the Fofana situation and whether a deal had been agreed, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said: ‘No, I can’t tell you nothing about that.’

Brendan Rogers says the speculation over Fofana's future has made this season difficult

Brendan Rogers says the speculation over Fofana’s future has made this season difficult 

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