Leicester 'relaxed' over Harry Maguire as transfer fee still not met, says Brendan Rodgers
Defender played 45 minutes in pre-season friendly at Scunthorpe, despite interest from Manchester United and Manchester City
Last Updated: 17/07/19 11:07am
Leicester are 'relaxed' over Harry Maguire's future as boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed the club's valuation of the defender has still not been met.
The 26-year-old has been the subject of interest from Manchester United and Manchester City this summer with it being reported Leicester are looking for a world-record fee for a defender in order to secure his services.
After Maguire came on as a second-half substitute in the Foxes' 1-0 pre-season win over Scunthorpe at Glanford Park tonight, Rodgers outlined the current situation as "pretty straightforward".
"The simplicity is that there is a valuation that hasn't been met yet and until that happens he is very much focused on being a Leicester player," Rodgers said.
"It's pretty straightforward, he's a top class defender and we'd love him to stay but of course we understand when there is someone of that quality then there is always going to be interest.
"But all credit to him, how he's conducted himself has been absolutely superb - he hasn't shown anything but sheer professionalism throughout.
"There's obviously been a lot of speculation surrounding him but we're relaxed about it."
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Should Maguire secure a move away from the King Power Stadium, it's thought Leicester may look to Filip Benkovic and Caglar Soyuncu to step up in the pecking order.
On potential replacements, Rodgers added: "You always have a contingency plan, you have to.
"The club have been very good at that and we have a number of targets we would look at if we do lose Harry."
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