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Brendan Rodgers laughs off Newcastle bid for James Maddison

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Brendan Rodgers has warned Newcastle that their £40m bid for playmaker James Maddison would not even be sufficient to purchase one of many Englishman’s legs.

With Leicester seeking to trim their squad to abide by Monetary Honest Play guidelines, Newcastle tried to take benefit with a £40m bid for Maddison’s providers, however the Foxes rebuffed their advance virtually instantly and provided no encouragement {that a} deal could be achieved.

When requested about Newcastle‘s strategy for Maddison, Rodgers may hardly cover his laughter.

“He’s nonetheless very a lot a participant right here,” Rodgers stated. “Naturally the gamers are wanted as a result of they’re abilities.

“You see his efficiency, you see how completely satisfied he’s and he’s not a participant we need to promote. It’s not for me to place valuations on the gamers, it’s not my facet, however that may simply cowl three-quarters of his left leg, that value. He’s a prime participant.”

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Maddison has racked up one aim and three assists throughout Leicester’s pre-season, sustaining the shape that noticed him earn the membership’s Participant of the Season award final 12 months.

Newcastle haven’t dominated out pursuing one other bid for Maddison however Leicester have made it abundantly clear that £40m is nowhere close to sufficient to pressure them to think about a sale.

The Foxes are additionally eager to rebuff Chelsea’s advances for centre-back Wesley Fofana, who has been hit with an £80m price ticket.

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