Leicester City's Harry Maguire

Rodgers insists he’s ‘relaxed’ over Maguire future as Leicester refuse to budge

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is ‘very relaxed’ regarding the future of in-demand defender Harry Maguire.

The England international has been subject of intense transfer speculation throughout the summer, with both Manchester United and Manchester City both believed to be interested in making big-money moves for the 26-year-old.

Leicester are believed to be demanding a world-record fee for a defender for the centre-back, having rejected an initial offer that falls some way below their valuation.

The Foxes are under no pressure to sell and Rodgers admits the club are ‘relaxed’ regarding Maguire’s future, insisting the club will not sell their prized asset should their valuation not be met.

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“We’re very relaxed,” Rodgers said following his side’s 3-0 win over Cambridge United.

“The clubs that have spoken to Leicester have not met any valuation that the club has put on him, so at this moment in time he’s very much a Leicester player, and you can see where his concentration is, and it’s very much here.

“I’m quite relaxed. It’s all ‘what if?’ At this moment in time there’s nothing there that is going to tempt the club at all. The club don’t need to sell, the club don’t want to sell.

“Harry is working with a group of fantastic players and is at a great club, and like I say times have changed in football, where at times with other clubs you would have had to sell a player, but it’s not the case.

“He’s a player that is training, working. What I would say is he’s been the ultimate professional. It’s actually been a joy to work with him, because I’ve been in this situation with a number of players, but his concentration is fully on Leicester. You see by his performance, and in training every day he’s been absolutely first class.”

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