Cape Town - Brendan Rodgers has made it clear that Leicester City will not consider selling star playmaker James Maddison in January.
Midfield playmaker Maddison joined the Foxes in a reported £20 million
deal from Norwich in the summer of 2018 on a five-year deal.
The 23-year-old has gone on to establish himself as a key man for
Leicester and earned his first senior England cap earlier this year.
Manchester United have been heavily linked with a swoop for the
former Coventry man but Rodgers says Maddison won't be sold in the
winter window, and neither will any of Leicester's other star
"James is a very talented player, a wonderful player, and he will be here in January and beyond," Rodgers said.
"There's lots of speculation around lots of our players, which is
great, because they're talents and it means they and the team are doing
"There's no pressure to sell here and there's no need for us to sell.
Nobody will leave here in January that's for sure - we want to add to
the squad if we can."
Maddison is tied down to Leicester until the summer of 2023 and
Rodgers confirmed the club are actively seeking to reach an agreement to
extend his stay further.
The Foxes boss added: "James and his representatives are speaking with the club, which is great. These things take time.
"In the meantime, his level hasn't dropped, he's keeping his focus on
the game, he's playing his football to a really high level. He's been
Maddison has managed 20 appearances in the Premier League this season and has six goals and three assists to his name.
The Foxes star made his England debut in the 7-0 win over Montenegro
in November and could be included in Gareth Southgate's squad for next
summer's Euro 2020 tournament.
- TeamTalk Media