AFP – Leicester defender Wesley Fofana is training with the Under 23 squad because he has been distracted by interest from Chelsea, said manager Brendan Rodgers.
Chelsea had a third offer of reportedly GBP60-70 million (USD82 million) for the 21-year-old French centre-back rejected earlier this week.
Rodgers revealed that Fofana failed to turn up for first team-training last week.
The player was omitted from the Foxes squad for their Premier League loss to Southampton yesterday and a League Cup win over Stockport County on Tuesday. Victory on penalties was welcome as the 2016 champions have yet to win in the Premier League this season with the Fofana saga also proving a distraction.
“He’s training with the under-23s so he can get his football fitness and keep working,” said Rodgers.
“These guys get well paid.
“The very least you can do is turn up. And if you don’t, with all due respect, you can’t then just think you can walk into our group.”