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Brendan Rodgers sends transfer message as Maddison to Man Utd links return

Brendan Rodgers has ruled out any possibility of a Manchester United January move for Leicester City star James Maddison.

Maddison has been excellent this season in helping lift Leicester second in the Premier League table, and has been rewarded by making his England debut under Gareth Southgate.

The 22-year-0ld has six goals and three assists for the Foxes so far in this campaign (whoscored) and works effectively in the midfield three with Wilfried Ndidi and Youri Tielemans.

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According to Laurie Whitwell of the Athletic, Maddison is a priority for United who desperately need to strengthen their creative options.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently still fielding Jesse Lingard in the number 10 role, despite the fact he has not contributed a league goal or assist in over a year.

Maddison would offer genuine star quality; a player who works in between the lines and feeds his teammates. He is also an outstanding set-piece taker.

But Whitwell’s report suggests Leicester would demand at least £100m with the Foxes having no reason to sell one of their prized assets.

And Rodgers has swiftly denied any rumours of potential outgoings in January.

“Nobody will leave here that we don’t want to go,” he said as quoted by Manchester Evening News.

“I think we’ve had a couple of enquiries in terms of loans and for some of our younger players.

“But the players that are always talked about and mentioned, there will be nobody going.”

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