James Maddison and Wesley Fofana NOT for sale despite Newcastle and Chelsea interest as Brendan Rodgers gives update on ‘unfortunate’ Leicester transf

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers insists James Maddison and Wesley Fofana are not for sale. The Foxes rejected a £40million bid from Newcastle for Maddison, while Chelsea are thought to be weighing up a big-money offer for £80m-rated Fofana. Fofana appears to be pushing for a move to Stamford BridgeRex Maddison has been with the Foxes since 2018Getty Leicester are the only Premier League club yet to make any signings this summer and cannot afford to lose their star players. Asked whether Maddison and Fofana could leave, Rodgers said: “I hope not. These players are not for sale. “We need to move players out but it’s not getting rid of everyone and certainly not our best assets. It’s something the club are very strong on. “James and Wesley are training very well and working hard for our game on Sunday.” When pressed on whether they could be sold at the right price, Rodgers added: “That’s down to the club. For me, I concentrate on football.” Nevetheless, the Foxes manager admitted he was hoping to improve his squad this summer and rued the ‘unfortunate’ situation at the King Power. Rodgers is clinging onto his stars ahead of the new campaignGetty Most read in Football NEWS Tuchel confirms Cucurella move, Klopp rules out more Liverpool deals, De Jong latest DONE Chelsea announce Cucurella transfer with jibe at Brighton, beating City to £60m deal confirmed Premier League introduces seven new rules including changes to subs and penalties line-up Arsenal to hand out three PL debuts and pick unorthodox right-back against Palace SPREE Boehly treating Chelsea 'like Football Manager' says Neville who makes Woodward claim WEIRD 'What’s he ringing Terry for?' - Koulibaly's Chelsea shirt number gesture questioned When asked about the possibility of any signings, Rodgers said: “As things stand, I believe not. I mentioned that before, there’s nobody imminent coming in. “The concentration has purely been on the players who are here. I think we can do well. “Any manager will want new players in their squad. I felt this was a time we would need to improve. I respect the club’s position. “The club have been outstanding in supporting me. This time, I need to support them. It’s unfortunate. “I don’t need to fight with anyone. I would have loved to improve the squad. There is time until the end of August if things change.” The Premier League is back and talkSPORT has it covered, with games on Friday, Saturday and Monday, beginning with Crystal Palace vs Arsenal on 5 August Offers Of The Weekend Sky Bet: 50/1 for a shot on target in Crystal Palace v Arsenal* – CLAIM HERE Paddy Power: Bet £5 via the talkSPORT EDGE app with Paddy Power and get a £5 free bet – available to all customers* – CLAIM HERE Sky Bet: Over 2.5 goals in each of the 6 Premier League matches on Sat 6th Aug (was 33/1) @ 40/1 – CLAIM HERE Sky Bet: NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. MIN/MAX STAKE £1. FREE BETS CREDITED ON TOP OF WINNINGS. FREE BETS CREDITED WITHIN 72 HOURS. 5 X £10 BET TOKEN. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS CANNOT BE USED ON VIRTUALS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND FURTHER T&CS APPLY. Paddy Power: Place a £5 Sportsbook Bet through the talkSPORT EDGE app between the 1st and 31st August. Get a £5 free bet on the next Monday after your qualifying bet. T&C’s apply. 18+ Begambleaware.org SEE MORE FREE BET OFFERS HERE

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