‘We’ve had no bid close to our valuation’: Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers warns Manchester United over Harry Maguire pursuit after defender scores in friendly win
- Harry Maguire has been the subject of several bids from Man United this summer
- Leicester are believed to value the centre back at £80million
- The defender scored in a 3-0 friendly win over Cambridge on Tuesday night
- Rodgers says he will only leave if his valuation is met by United or another club
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has warned Manchester United he is under no pressure to sell defender Harry Maguire and says the club are yet to receive an offer close to his valuation.
Last week Rodgers confirmed the Foxes had rejected two bids from United for the centre-back, with the club believed to be holding out for a fee of over £80million.
Maguire scored in Leicester’s 3-0 pre-season friendly win over Cambridge United on Tuesday night and Rodgers was in bullish mood after the game.
Maguire scored a trademark header in Leicester’s 3-0 win over Cambridge on Tuesday night
After the game Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said the club were under no pressure to sell
Rodgers also praised Maguire’s conduct amid continued interest from Manchester United
‘The club is in a great state of health because there’s no pressure to sell any player. And if a player does leave Leicester City, the valuation will have to be met,’ Rodgers said.
‘We have a top level player, looked at by top level clubs. I respect that because I understand why they would, but there’s been no offer near to our valuation that that would even make us have a look.
‘How he has handled it has been fantastic. Harry has never wavered.’
If there’s a valuation met that pleases the ownership, then there’s a decision to be made for the player.
United have also been linked with a move for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, but Maguire remains their first choice option.
The 26-year-old is believed to be keen on a move to Old Trafford and Rodgers admitted he won’t stand in his way if a big enough offer is made.
‘If there’s a valuation met that pleases the ownership, then there’s a decision to be made for the player.’
Rodgers was speaking after Leicester’s comfortable pre-season at the Abbey Stadium