Rodgers insists Leicester have yet to receive suitable offer for Maguire
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said that the club have not received any offers meeting their valuation of defender Harry Maguire. The England international has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer and reports have recently suggested that the club have lodged a £80m bid for the central defender.
Speaking in a press conference, Rodgers said that there have been no clubs willing to match their price tag for the defender and he is fairly relaxed over the situation, he told: “There is no real discussion. There is no change. Everything has already been said with Harry, it’s very simple, we are very relaxed. The clubs that have spoken to Leicester haven’t met any valuations so at this moment in time he is very much a Leicester player and you can see where his concentration is.”
United and Manchester City had failed with an opening bid worth £70m for the centre-back and the former have since followed up with a renewed £80m approach. However, the same has been rebuffed by the east Midlands outfit, who are apparently reluctant to accept anything less than £90m for the 26-year-old.
As such, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have everything to do on their end to pursue Maguire and it remains to be seen whether they are prepared to make a third offer for the centre-back. Meanwhile, United are also looking to add more creativity in the midfield department and they have been touted to make the move for Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese has been valued at £70m by Sporting but reports suggest that the Red Devils are hopeful of landing him for around £55m this summer. Unlike Maguire, the club have yet to make a formal approach for the midfielder despite the interest. Fernandes had a fantastic season with Sporting last term where he bagged 22 goals and 13 assists in the league alone.