Brendan Rodgers insists Leicester’s star duo Wesley Fofana and James Maddison are NOT for sale after rejecting bids worth a total of £100MIILLION for the pair from Chelsea and Newcastle
- Newcastle had a bid of over £40m for James Maddison rejected by Leicester
- Leicester have also had offers from Chelsea for centre-back Wesley Fofana
- Brendan Rodgers says Leicester have no reason to sell either player
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that James Maddison and Wesley Fofana will be staying at the club for the upcoming season.
The star duo have been the subject of serious interest, Newcastle making a £40m bid for Maddison while Chelsea are prepared to pay big money for Fofana.
However, Rodgers says they won’t be going anywhere.
Leciester manager Brendan Rodgers speaks to the media during a press conference on Friday
‘Wesley Fofana and James Maddison are not for sale. Rodgers said during a press conference on Friday. These are very important players to us’.
‘We’re in a situation where we need to move some players out but that doesn’t mean getting rid of anyone, our best assets’.
Super-rich Newcastle saw their bid for Maddison turned down, with reports claiming Leicester were holding out for £50m-plus for the 25-year-old.
Maddison has less than two years remaining on his contract at Leicester. He finished last season on a high, scoring in each of the final four league matches and ending with 18 goals and 12 assists in all competitions.
Newcastle have made an improved club-record offer for the transfer of James Maddison
Meanwhile, Chelsea are willing 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 after the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers this summer.
However, Leicester do not wish to sell the French youth international for less than £85million – which would be a world record for a defender.
Leicester defender Wesley Fofana is a target for Chelsea as they undergo a defensive reshuffle
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