Brendan Rodgers has reiterated Leicester’s stance that James Maddison is not for sale and will be remaining at the King Power Stadium.
Maddison has been linked with a move away from the club in recent months, the England international having starred during the Foxes’ run into the Champions League places and is reported to be a transfer target for Manchester United.
The 23-year-old joined the club from Norwich in a £20m deal in 2018 and has thrived since being handed his opportunity at the highest level, Maddison scoring six goals and providing a further three assists so far this season.
Despite the speculation surrounding the midfielder’s future, Rodgers insists the club are under no pressure to sell and says Maddison has held talks over a new deal and will not be leaving Leicester during the January transfer window.
“There’s no pressure to sell and no need to sell,” Rodgers said at a press conference on Tuesday.
“James is a very talented player and he will be here in January and beyond.
“He’s a player we’re keen to remain here and help us on this journey over the next years. James and his representatives are speaking with the club and these things take time.”
Whilst Rodgers insisted that Leicester’s key personnel will not be sold during the window, the Northern Irishman did admit that his side are still looking for reinforcements as they bid to bolster their squad and secure their position in the top for.
“We want to add to squad if we can,” he added. “It all comes down to availability.
“We’ve got a really strong squad and lots of them are young players evolving. We want to but if we can’t we’ll continue with the squad we’ve got and look to reinforce in the summer.”