Championship: Leicester aiming to keep Fulham target Liam Moore
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is unaware of a new bid from Fulham for Liam Moore and intends to keep the defender.
Last Updated: 20/01/14 4:53pm
Fulham last week had an offer of around £2million for the player rejected and were told that he was not for sale.
Leicester see academy product Moore as an integral part of their plans as Pearson attempts to end the Midlands club's decade-long absence from the top flight.
And Moore played his part on Saturday helping the Foxes keep a clean sheet before David Nugent's late goal gave them a 1-0 win at Leeds - a sixth straight Sky Bet Championship victory that extended their lead at the top of the table to five points.
However, reports since have linked the Premier League strugglers with a new move for the England Under-21 international.
Pearson said: "I've not heard that. Even if it's made up I'm not really particularly interested in all honesty.
"I've said many times that I want to try and keep the team and squad together.
"If a club came in with a higher bid then my view is I don't want to sell him, but sometimes as a football manager you don't always have the luxury of having what you want.
"But I spoke to (director of football) Terry (Robinson) and we're quite clear on how we want to go forward with the squad. We've put ourselves in a good position so I don't see any reason to jeopardise the work we've done so far this season by letting one of our young players depart."
After gaining first-team experience with loan spells at Bradford and Brentford, Moore has established himself in the Leicester team and emerged as one of the best young talents outside of the Premier League.
Newcastle are among a handful of other top-flight clubs to have sent scouts to watch the 20-year-old but Fulham are the only ones to have made a bid.
Moore has 18 months remaining on his current contract at the King Power Stadium.