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What Brendan Rodgers said about Manchester United transfer target James Maddison

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Leicester City star James Maddison is again being greatly linked with a move to Manchester United.

The attacking midfielder has been rumoured to move to Old Trafford before, but now as the January transfer window is closed, speculations have ramped up.

ESPN reports, that Maddison tops the Red Devils transfer list and the potential deal will be explored.

However, Leicester doesn’t want to part ways with the Englishman and when their boss Brendan Rodgers was asked if he would stand aside when a top club comes in for Maddison in September.

He answered: “No, not necessarily. In a player’s career, there will always be that temptation. This is a club that doesn’t want to sell its best players, but of course, if there’s a valuation that is met, which meets what the club perceive the player to be worth, then there will be a discussion. But it’s not something we want to invite. James is very much a talented player for us. He, along with a number of young players, we want to keep here. But of course, I’m a realist as well. I understand how the market works. But it’s not something we would be looking to entertain.”

The 22-year-old Maddison moved to Leicester for €25 million from Norwich in 2018 and has a contract with the Foxes until 2023.

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