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Rodgers sends switch warning to Maddison suitors as Leicester look to fend off Arsenal curiosity

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The Foxes boss firmly believes that no player wants to leave King Power Stadium while the interest in valuable assets is being discussed

Brendan Rodgers has attempted to warn Arsenal of James Maddison, with the Leicester boss firmly believing that no member of his squad is looking for a way out of King Power Stadium.

The highly-rated England international is among the playmakers reportedly registering on the Gunners’ recruitment radar, with a number of other teams reportedly keeping a close eye on events in the East Midlands.

Rodgers has no intention of parting with valuable assets after seeing the Foxes come down this path in the past with N’Golo Kante and Harry Magure and is confident Maddison will stay on his books.

What was said

When asked about the exit interview, Rodgers said, “We don’t have to sell when we talk to the club. That is clear. The players want to stay. It’s a really exciting time at the club.

“There’s a lot of talk and speculation, but I love working with the guys here, they love being here and we certainly don’t have to sell. So I would guess we want to keep our best players.”

Why is Maddison in demand?

Leicester grabbed Maddison from Norwich in the summer of 2018. He settled in quickly, with a single national team cap collected in 2019.

In total, the 24-year-old has played 118 games for the Foxes and recorded 27 goals and 20 assists.

He was a model of consistency for Leicester when he was injury free, helped them to FA Cup glory last season and has been linked in the past with a move to Manchester United.

Arsenal are now looking for additional creativity, with the Gunners also set to consider moves for Wolves star Ruben Neves and former loaner Martin Odegaard.

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