Rodgers – Maddison will not leave in January

Leicester City head coach Brendan Rodgers has ruled out the departure of James Maddison in the January transfer window amid interest from Manchester United.

Maddison is having another fine season at the King Power Stadium and has helped the Foxes to compete with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City this term in the race for the Premier League title tus far. The 23-year-old has scored 9 goals in 23 games in all competitions for Leicester this season.

The Red Devils are reportedly interested in Maddison as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add more bodies to his midfield due to injuries to key men Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.

However, Rodgers has insisted that Maddison is not up for sale and will remain with Leicester beyond the winter transfer window. The player is currently in contract extension talks with the Foxes.

“There’s no pressure to sell and no need to sell,” Rodgers told a press conference. “James is a very talented player and he will be here in January and beyond.

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“He’s a player we’re keen to remain here and help us on this journey over the next years.

“James and his representatives are speaking with the club and these things take time.”

It can be recalled that Leicester lost Harry Maguire to Manchester United in 2019 in an £80 million record deal. However, they are now interested in adding more players to their squad instead of losing them.

“We want to add to the squad if we can,” he added. “It all comes down to availability.

“We’ve got a really strong squad and lots of them are young players evolving. We want to but if we can’t we’ll continue with the squad we’ve got and look to reinforce in the summer.”

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