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Rodgers Rules Out January Departures From Leicester

Leicester City’s Northern Irish supervisor Brendan Rodgers arrives for the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Leicester at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on December 8, 2019. Paul ELLIS / AFP

 

Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers has dominated out any departures throughout the January switch window as he makes an attempt to maintain tempo with Liverpool on the prime of the Premier League.

The Foxes host struggling Norwich on Saturday aiming to remain inside hanging distance of leaders Liverpool, who’re heading off for the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar after their match in opposition to Watford.

England pair Ben Chilwell and James Maddison, together with midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, have all been touted as potential targets for rival golf equipment within the switch window however Rodgers insisted there could be no departures.

“There will be nobody leaving in January, categorically,” he mentioned at his pre-match press convention on Thursday saying he had the help of  the membership’s director of soccer Jon Rudkin and chairman Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha.

“I am speaking regularly with Jon and Top,” Rodgers mentioned.

“It is really clear, we want to keep this squad together. It is an exciting team with growth and development in it, so we want to ensure they stay around beyond January.”

Leicester have gained a club-record eight straight top-flight video games beneath Rodgers, who was final week rewarded with a brand new contact till 2025.

The Leicester boss mentioned the membership’s run of victories had led to hypothesis about gamers comparable to Maddison, whose type he described as “absolutely brilliant”.

The former Liverpool and Celtic supervisor added that Leicester, who gained the Premier League beneath Claudio Ranieri in 2015/16, would try to strengthen the squad if the proper alternative offered itself.

“We have got a top squad and want to continue to improve,” he mentioned. “That is very important. But there has to be the availability and someone who is affordable for us.”

AFP

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