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Brendan Rodgers Insists Arsenal Target James Maddison Will Stay at Leicester

By Amreen
Leicester are yet to receive any offers for Arsenal's summer transfer target James Maddison
Leicester are yet to receive any offers for Arsenal's summer transfer target James Maddison / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images
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Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Leicester City have received no bids for James Maddison yet despite strong interest from Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta's side have been working on offering the Foxes a player plus cash deal for Maddison, who still has three years remaining on his £100,000-a-week contract.

Rodgers has insisted that the 24-year-old will stay at Leicester for the 2021-22 season. He said: "I know he is very happy here and he wants to be here. If anything comes to the club, Jon Rudkin (director of football) would tell me straightaway and I would deal with it then, but there has been nothing that’s come my way.

"I’ve not been told anything to say [he won’t stay]. He is happy in training and he is working hard, and he is a talented, important member of the squad. He had his season disrupted by injury last year but hopefully this season he can show what a real top player he is."

Maddison has been a key member of Rodgers' squad, scoring 27 goals in 118 games across all competitions. He is in contention to start at Wembley on Saturday, when Leicester face Manchester City in the Community Shield.

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