Manchester United and Manchester City have been told by Leicester City manager Claude Puel that Harry Maguire is not for sale.
Maguire joined the Foxes last summer in a £17 million deal from relegated Hull City, and has developed into one of the most highly rated centre-backs in the league.
His form for Leicester this season have earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s recent England squads, and he is expected to travel to Russia for this summers World Cup.
His performances have seen him linked with a big money move to either Manchester United or Manchester City.
However, speaking to the media, Leicester manager Claude Puel has absolutely ruled out that the defender will be leaving then King Power stadium for any price:
“He is a valuable player for us. It is just speculation,” said Puel.
“He came into Leicester and played and developed and he needs to continue to improve.
“He’s a young player with fantastic attributes, an international player, and it is a good thing to have this player at Leicester.
“He is an important player for us and it is important to give him a good feeling for the future, to build a good team around him and to keep a good ambition for the future.”
Asked if that meant he would not be selling Maguire, Puel replied: “Of course.”
Leicester have of course recently flexed their muscles against the big boys, pricing Riyad Mahrez out of a move to Manchester City back in January.