Brendan Rodgers insisted Leicester City star Ben Chilwell just isn’t on the market this summer time.
The England left-back has been topic of switch hypothesis in current weeks and months with each Chelsea and Man United linked with strikes for the 23-year-old.
Rodgers was adamant the Foxes would do all they’ll to maintain maintain of Chilwell when the switch window opens on the finish of the season.
“He’s a Leicester City participant and never a participant we wish to lose,” he mentioned when requested by talkSPORT in regards to the defender’s future.
“I’m fairly relaxed on it. I’m not fearful in any respect. We’ve bought a incredible squad, a squad we wish to preserve collectively.
“There’s no intention to promote Ben Chilwell and there’s no want for us to promote Ben Chilwell.
“So if it’s good to write a message or promote a message. The message is he’s not on the market so simple as that.”
If Chilwell does go away Leicester in the summertime then they could have already got a prepared made substitute in 19-year-old Luke Thomas.
He made his debut of their 2-Zero win over Sheffield United and followers are more likely to see extra of him within the remaining two video games of the season with Chilwell out injured.
When requested about Thomas, Rodgers mentioned: “For this reason he’s travelled in along with his mother and father 4 or 5 occasions per week since he was a younger boy.
“Coming in to the academy and dealing and the lengthy nights and all of the journey that they do. They work and their goal is to play for the primary crew.
“I used to be thrilled for him final evening. I mentioned earlier than the sport it’s at all times thrilling for me as a coach as a result of I prefer to develop gamers, whether or not they’re younger gamers or older gamers.
“It’s so nice when you understand they’ve a expertise and may go in and do what you hope as a result of then it’s the start of what hopefully is a incredible profession for him.
“There’s nonetheless a lot work for him. It was an enormous problem for him final evening taking part in towards a very, actually good crew. They’ve actual good high quality and physicality so to deal with that it was a very good begin.
“There shall be bumps alongside the way in which and I’ve additionally seen that with younger gamers. He’s very degree headed and he’s bought actual high quality. We are going to nurture him and there shall be many alternatives for him.”