Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says no club has matched the price tag they have slapped on defender Harry Maguire with speculation over his future continuing to dominate the Foxes pre-season.
Maguire was involved with the squad for their pre-season friendly against Scunthorpe United on Tuesday evening, which they won 1-0 thanks to a goal from new signing Ayoze Perez.
The England international was on the bench for the first half but made an appearance at half time during the match away at the League Two outfit.
Throughout the summer, there has been constant speculation that he is set to leave the King Power Stadium this summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United the heavy 1/6 favourites with Betfred for his signature.
However, following the departure of Vincent Kompany, Manchester City have also been linked with the central defender to boost their ranks and are 6/1 to snap him up ahead of United in Betfred’s Transfer Specials market.
Speaking after their game, Rodgers admitted he was “relaxed” about Maguire’s future and that bids have been rejected.
When asked about Maguire’s situation, Rodgers said: “It’s pretty simple really and we are quite relaxed about it
“Harry is a top class player and of course this has attracted interest, with two bids coming in.
“But they are nowhere near to meeting the valuation of the club. Harry is relaxed about it, we are, he’s been absolutely brilliant.
“I really have to add, because I have been in this situation a number of times where it can be very, very difficult for players.
“But he is a special guy. You see him on the pitch, but off the pitch he’s been very professional. The supporters need to know how he has been.”
Maguire’s price tag is understood to be around £80million and United are set to allow Romelu Lukaku to leave in order to fund the move.
Lukaku was left out their squad for Wednesday’s pre-season win over Leeds and has been linked strongly with a move to Inter Milan, who are 1/5 with Betfred to sign the Belgian.