Brendan Rodgers again reiterates that Wesley Fofana is not for sale this summer.
The Blues are trying to make a deal with the Leicester defender and have already seen their two bids rejected for the player.
Leicester City demands a transfer fee in excess of £80m to lure away their star defender this summer.
“The idea is that he is very much a Leicester player. He’s not for sale. Unless anything changes, I would expect him to be here,” the Leicester boss said.
“There’s nothing new from when we last spoke. We’ve spoken numerous times they are private conversations. Our communication is normal.”
The manager explains how the rumours have a negative impact on their start to the season.
“There’s no denying it. It’s always a tricky period,” he explained. “Your season is starting, you’re trying to get focused, and you spend your summer creating this powerful collective unit, and then there is lots of speculation.
“These are young guys and it’s the first time they have experienced this for some of them. There can be disruption. The idea is to keep the group focused. The minute the window ends, it all ends.”