Leicester City coach Brenda Rogers wants Nigerian descent Manuel Akanji to replace Chelsea transfer target Wesley Fofana at King Power Stadium.

Thomas Tuchel is desperate to bring another new center-back despite signing Kadija Koulibaly as the German tactician eager to bolster his backline after Antonio Rudiger and  Andreas Christensen depart Stamford Bridge on a free transfer for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

Chelsea have seen their two bids rejected by Leicester City but the Blues are ready to make an improved offer for Fofana and if one-time Premier League champions accept the bid for the France youth international of Ivorian descent.

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According to Telegraph reports that Leicester City manager Rodgers wants to bring Switzerland international Akanji whose father is Nigerian to King Power Stadium before the summer transfer window shuts in less than a week.

Akanji was one time linked with a move to Arsenal when the Gunners were thinking about making offers for Lisandro Martinez who has since joined Manchester United.

Borussia Dortmund defender has been surplus for requirement this season for the Black and Yellow as the Nigerian descent yet to any single appearances so far after making featuring 26 times in the 2021-2022 campaign

Fofana isn’t supposed to be named in Leicester City’s matchday 20 when they face Chelsea in a Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as the Franco-Ivorian has been banished to the development squad.


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