Brendan Rodgers insists Leicester’s star duo Wesley Fofana and James Maddison are NOT for sale after rejecting bids totaling £100M for the Chelsea and Newcastle pair
- Newcastle have bid over £40million for James Maddison
- Chelsea ready to offer Wesley Fofana more than £200,000 a week
- Brendan Rodgers says Leicester has no reason to sell either player
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that James Maddison and Wesley Fofana stay with the club next season.
The star duo are the subject of serious interest, Newcastle are making a £40m offer for Maddison, while Chelsea are willing to pay big bucks for Fofana.
However, Rodgers says they won’t be going anywhere.
Lciester manager Brendan Rodgers addresses media at a press conference on Friday
Wesley Fofana and James Maddison are not for sale. Rodgers said this during a press conference on Friday. These are very important players for us’.
“We are in a situation where we have to move some players, but that doesn’t mean we have to get rid of someone, our best assets.”
Super-wealthy Newcastle saw their bid for Maddison rejected, with reporters claiming Leicester held out more than £50million for the 25-year-old.
Maddison has less than two years left on his Leicester contract. He finished at a high level last season, scoring in each of the last four league games and finishing with 18 goals and 12 assists in all competitions.
Newcastle have made an improved club record offer for the transfer of James Maddison
Chelsea are ready to offer Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana a staggering £200,000 a week wages to join should the Foxes agree to sell.
The 21-year-old has been a target for the Blues as the club undergoes a major defensive reshuffle following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen for free this summer.
Leicester, however, do not want to sell the French youth international for less than 85 million pounds.
Leicester defender Wesley Fofana is a target for Chelsea as they undergo a defensive reshuffle