Brendan Rodgers responds to Newcastle United bid for Leicester City's James Maddison

Brendan Rodgers has responded to Newcastle United’s bid for James Maddison.

The club has had an offer for the 25-year-old rejected by Leicester City, and Rodgers was asked about Maddison’s situation after his team’s 1-0 win over Sevilla today.

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"Nothing on that, very much still a player here,” said Leicester manager Rodgers. “Actually, these players are sought-after, because they’re talents. See from his performance how happy he (Maddison) is. Not for me to put values on players, but that might cover three-quarters of his left leg. He's a top player."

United head coach Eddie Howe was asked about his club’s interest in Maddison after yesterday's 2-1 win over Athletic Bilabo at St James’s Park. Howe said: “Predictable answer, no.”

Asked for an update on the club’s efforts in the transfer market, Howe added: “We’re trying. We’d love to add to the squad before Saturday’s game (against Nottingham Forest, but there’s no guarantee.”

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Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.
Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.