Brendan Rodgers “categorically” denied plans to sell any of the clubs best players during the January transfer window. The Leicester manager expressed his desire to continue building the squad and keep the most important players.
Rodgers: “There will be no one leaving in January. Categorically.”
“I speak regularly with John Rudkin [director of football] and Top [Leicester owner] but I haven’t spoken to them today on that,” the 46-year old said.
“It’s pretty clear we want to keep this squad together, it’s a very exciting team with a lot of growth and development in it. So we want to make sure that they stay around and beyond January.”
“I think for some of the players we will wait until after January, but for others that can happen at any stage in the season. If there is anything to be announced that will come later on through the club.”
“It is the nature of the game, when you’re doing well there will always be speculation. James Maddison and one or two of the other boys they understand that.”
Leicester has been doing magnificently this season under Brendan Rodgers’ guidance. The Foxes currently stand second in the Premier League, eight points behind Liverpool. Furthermore, they appear to be the only rival for the league title, as things stand.
Of course, players like James Maddison, Caglar Soyuncu, and Ben Chilwell are attracting a lot of attention. When the likes of Man City and Man Utd want your players, that says enough. Leicester has already begun contract negotiations with some of their key players, including James Maddison.