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Rival PL boss defiant that star defender will stay put amidst Man United interest

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Brendan Rodgers adamant that Leicester City will not sell Manchester United target Ben Chilwell

According to Leicester Mercury, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers remains adamant that star left-back Ben Chilwell will stay at the club amidst interest from Manchester United.

It was reported earlier by The Sun that United have moved to the head of the queue for the Foxes star. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to kick on and create a title-challenging team for next season.

Interest in Chilwell is high, with both Chelsea and Manchester City also keen. However, it will all amount to nothing if Rodgers has his way. (h/t Leicester Mercury)

Brendan Rodgers has remained defiant that Manchester United target Ben Chilwell will not be sold
Rodgers expects Chilwell to stay put at the King Power Stadium

The Northern Irishman has denied that his star defender is for sale. (h/t Leicester Mercury)

“There’s no intention to sell Ben Chilwell, and there’s absolutely no need for us to sell Ben Chilwell.”

The Foxes star has emerged as a key component in their pursuit of a top-four finish. Chilwell has made 27 appearances in the league this season and has contributed with three goals and assists apiece.

United do not have to spend a fortune on a left-back
United do not have to spend a fortune on a left-back

The 23-year-old is currently nursing a foot injury and will spend the rest of the season on the sidelines. He joins another key player James Maddison who is also ruled out. Incidentally, both players have attracted attention from Old Trafford.

United currently have a resurgent Luke Shaw and a promising Brandon Williams fight for the left-back spot. Bringing in Chilwell could see the duo drop down the pecking order.

Shaw is getting back to his best while signing Chilwell could stifle Williams’ development.

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Having sold us Maguire for a king’s ransom last summer, the Foxes could demand an exorbitant price for Chilwell.

With two players already at the club who have shown their competence in the position, United are better off strengthening other areas of the pitch.