Brendan Rodgers Warns Big Clubs Against Ben Chilwell

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Brendan Rodgers warns ‘so-called big clubs’ that Leicester will fight to keep hold of Ben Chilwell

Brendan Rodgers has warned ‘so-called bigger clubs’ that Leicester are well versed in getting the best possible price for their star players amid interest in Ben Chilwell.

Chelsea are preparing an approach for the England left-back and it would appear the Foxes are braced for negotiations.

They extracted a world record fee for a defender when Manchester United paid £80million for Harry Maguire last summer, while the £60m Manchester City had to pay for Riyad Mahrez in 2018 was a club record at the time.

And Rodgers said: ‘At this club we’re pretty relaxed on that side, we’ve got good experience of situations where so-called bigger clubs will come in.

‘We will always fight to keep the players here but, if they’re not going to be here, the club will get the best price for the player, it’s as simple as that.

‘We’re aware that while there are good players here, that will be of interest to teams who have more money than ourselves. We’re not naive, but we don’t lose sleep worrying over it.

‘We have to continue with our work after have a pipeline in place, where if you lose one you have the next player in. This happens to the biggest clubs in the world. So, a club like ourselves, of course it may happen, it’s the reality of where we’re at.

‘Players may be attracted to that level of club, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, or attracted to going abroad. But we’re looking to get ourselves into that bracket and we need to perform well and keep developing year on year.

‘So we’re not actively looking to move anyone on, we want to keep everyone together. We’ll see what happens in the summer.’

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