Brendan Rodgers says that Leicester have received no offers for James Maddison, despite Arsenal’s reported interest.
James Maddison is reportedly open to joining Arsenal this summer, but Leicester City could demand at least £60m for the transfer, so the story goes. But, as of today, the Foxes have received no offers.
“I know he is very happy here and he wants to be here,” Brendan Rodgers said. “If anything comes to the club, Jon Rudkin (director of football) would tell me straightaway and I would deal with it then, but there has been nothing that’s come my way.
“I’ve not been told anything to say [he won’t stay]. He is happy in training and he is working hard, and he is a talented, important member of the squad.
“He had his season disrupted by injury last year but hopefully this season he can show what a real top player he is.”
The Guardian reported that James Maddison is open to a move to Arsenal this summer, despite the fact that Leicester City qualified for Europe last season. He feels moving to Arsenal would aid his development after his recent Euro 2020 exclusion.
There’s a suggestion Leicester could follow in the footsteps of previous years by making a major sale to increase their summer budget, and they reportedly could ask for at least £60m to sell the English midfielder.
Maddison currently has three years remaining on his current contract that is worth £100kpw and Arsenal are reportedly holding back-channel talks with Leicester City over a deal for the player, with the Gunners willing to reach a reasonable compromise on a fee.