Leicester City star duo Wesley Fofana and James Maddison are not for sale, insists Brendan Rodgers  

Brendan Rodgers manager of Leicester City issues instructions to James Maddison against Fulham
Brendan Rodgers manager of Leicester City issues instructions to James Maddison against Fulham - IMAGO / Shutterstock

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says his club are not willing to sell James Maddison and Wesley Fofana this summer following interest from Premier League duo, Newcastle United and Chelsea.

The Blues are interested in bringing Fofana to Stamford Bridge this summer as they look to bolster their defence, which lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer. They have already tabled an offer for the Frenchman, but have seen their offer rebuffed by Leicester.

Midfielder Madison is wanted by Newcastle United, who are looking to make him their biggest buy ever. The Magpies have submitted two bids for the England man, but Leicester have rejected both offers. 

According to Rodgers, despite the interest from the two clubs, both players will remain at the King Power Stadium this season.

The Foxes value Madison for about £60m while they will only sell Fofana for a fee that is more than the £80million Manchester United paid Leicester for Harry Maguire three years ago.

Speaking about the interest in both players, Rodgers reveals that the duo are flattered by the links to Chelsea and Newcastle.

 “I have spoken to both of them at length. They were flattered,” he said.

“It’s no surprise to me there is interest in him, and James is developing into one of the top players in the Premier League.

“They need help. They have so many voices in their ears, given all the noise around it. It is important I make sure they are focused on football and enjoying the spirit of the training ground.

“The minute they leave training, I am sure there will be agents and every Tom, Dick and Harry trying to get hold of them.

“I have close relations with both and speak openly with them. Wesley is a fantastic young guy.”

The Northern Irishman also insisted that both players won’t be going anywhere.

“Fofana and Maddison are not for sale,” he added

“These are very important players to us.

“We’re in a situation where we need to move some players out, but that doesn’t mean getting rid of anyone, our best assets.”