‘It’s not for sale, it’s that simple’: Brendan Rodgers gives a hands-off warning to Chelsea and Manchester City, while Leicester boss wants to ward off interest in his £ 50m star Ben Chilwell
- Brendan Rodgers insists that Ben Chilwell, the left back of Leicester City, is not for sale
- Foxes boss was asked if Chilwell had played his last game for the club
- Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is known as a great admirer of the 23-year-old
- Manchester City also follows the situation and can make a move for him
Brendan Rodgers has told Leicester’s Premier League rivals that English defender Ben Chilwell is not for sale.
Foxes boss was asked if Chilwell, whose heel injury keeps him out for the rest of the season, had played his last game for the club, with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard known as a big admirer of the 23-year-old and Manchester City also following the situation.
Both Chelsea and Leicester will compete for Champions League football next season, but Rodgers is confident that the club is financially strong enough to turn down offers for their best players.
Brendan Rodgers has said Premier League rivals Ben Chiwell will not be on sale this summer
Foxes’ boss was asked if Chilwell had played his last game for Leicester City
When initially asked if Chilwell would play for Leicester again, Rodgers said ‘I’m not sure’ but then added ‘He’s a Leicester City player and not a player we want to lose so I’m pretty relax.
“I’m not worried at all. We have a great team that we want to keep together, so I’m not worried. We are not supposed to sell Ben Chilwell and it is absolutely not necessary for us to sell him, so if you need to promote a message, the message is that he is not for sale, it’s that simple. ‘
Leicester proved fierce transfer negotiators when they secured £ 80 million from Manchester United to defender Harry Maguire.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is known as a great admirer of the 23-year-old left back
Pep Guardiola is also monitoring the situation and could take a step for Chiwell this summer
They are probably just as strong with Chilwell, who is on his contract for another four years and has come through the Leicester academy.
The coronavirus pandemic also casts doubt on whether a club would live up to Leicester’s appreciation of Chilwell, which is believed to exceed £ 50 million.