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.
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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."

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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.”