The 21-year-old defender was earning plaudits for his performances in the Premier League until he fractured his leg during a pre-season friendly against Villarreal last summer.

 

Fofana has been undergoing his rehabilitation process over the last few months but he is not expected to feature for Leicester until the new year.

 

 

Chelsea have long held an interest in the player and have been linked with an interest in signing him.

 

But an imminent move for the Frenchman has been ruled out from Chelsea’s side for the moment.

 

 

The Blues still like him and share a good relationship with Leicester which has seen them sign three players from the Foxes since 2016.

 

However, Chelsea want to see how Fofana recovers from his injury and performs once he returns from the fracture.

 

 

They will keep a close watch on his performance once he returns to action before considering signing him.

 

It remains to be seen whether the defender recaptures his form once he is back on the pitch.