Ben Chilwell to Chelsea: Transfer blow as Brendan Rodgers rules out any move

Ben Chilwell to Chelsea: Transfer blow as Brendan Rodgers rules out any move

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled out any January transfers for a number of his stars, as the Premier League's big boys start to circle. 

Rumours are rife that the likes of Chelsea and both Manchester clubs are interested in a number of their star players, with James Madison and Ben Chilwell on top of the list. 

Chilwell is said to be interesting the London club, who are keen on strengthening the left-back spot that has never been fully and satisfactorily filled since Ashley Cole left. 

Madison, on the other hand, is wanted at Manchester United, who are in need of a player who can unlock defenses, one area that has given them a headache, especially when playing against 'smaller' teams. 

Manchester City are also said to be interested in taking Çağlar Söyüncü to the Etihad, having failed to reinforce the backline following Vincent Kompany's departure. 

The decision has come to haunt Pep Guardiola and company at the club, with Fernandinho forced to drop back into defense following a number of injuries to key defenders.

It, however, seems the teams will have to wait until the end of the season to try their luck, with Rodgers, who signed a new deal at the club recently, insisting no one is leaving, at least not in January. 

“There’ll be no-one leaving in January. Categorically," said the Leicester boss on Thursday. 

“I’m sure if we speak (to the hierarchy), they will have the same message.

“I speak regularly with Jon [Rudkins] and Top [Khun Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha]. It’s very clear we want to keep this squad together. We want to ensure they stay around beyond January.”

Leicester are having a memorable campaign, and are on an eight-match winning streak in the Premier League.

The above-mentioned stars, alongside top striker Jamie Vardy, have been the shining stars, turning the club into genuine title contenders with fluid football.