Leicester reject Chelsea's third bid for defender

It is understood the offer for the 21-year-old centre-back includes add-on clauses, some of which are considered by Leicester to be unrealistic. But the Foxes who are yet to win this season, have maintained their stance that the Frenchman is not for sale. And it could take a world record fee for a defender - more than £80m - for City to consider Chelsea's advances. Thomas Tuchel's side are also in talks with Barcelona about signing former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The defender, who joined the Foxes from St Etienne in 2020 and has been capped by France at Under-21 level, signed a new five-year deal at the King Power Stadium in March. It is unclear whether Fofana will return to the squad this weekend, given that Leicester face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea's latest offer was believed to be £60m with a possible £10m in add-ons - but the fee was unlikely to hit the full £70m; Fofana wants to move to Stamford Bridge this summer; Chelsea host Leicester this Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm. "In terms of Wesley, just a young player who is not quite in the right frame of mind at the moment to play," Rodgers said after the 2-1 loss on Saturday. "A lot going on behind the scenes, which I understand. It's a difficult moment for him. "In terms of Wesley, just a young player who is not quite in the right frame of mind at the moment to play," Rodgers said after the 2-1 loss on Saturday. "A lot going on behind the scenes, which I understand. It's a difficult moment for him. Chelsea are now prepared to pay up to £60m for Everton forward Anthony Gordon. Everton's position this summer has been the player is not for sale. The £60m fee being prepared is the total value of a potential deal including add ons. Earlier this month, Everton rejected Chelsea's initial bid of around £40m-£45m for the 21-year-old. Conversations between the two clubs have been ongoing, however, and the London club are now willing to increase their offer. A new contract remains on the table for Gordon, whose current Everton deal expires in June 2025.