Leicester name price as Arsenal target Rodgers swoop

Date published: Saturday 30th November 2019 1:31

Brendan Rodgers Leicester City

Leicester City will demand £14million if Arsenal want to lure Brendan Rodgers away from the King Power Stadium, according to a report.

Unai Emery was sacked on Friday morning after their 2-1 loss at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday that took their winless run in all competitions to seven.

A host of names have been mentioned as possible successors to Emery with the likes of Max Allegri, Eddie Howe, Carlo Ancelotti and Nuno Espirito Santo mentioned.

Charlie Nicholas urged Arsenal to bring in Rodgers “now” in an interview with Sky Sports on Friday but it could cost the Gunners a hefty fee.

The Daily Telegraph says the fee Leicester will require as compensation will be ‘substantial’ after the Foxes inserted ‘a huge transfer fee into his contract understood to be about £14million’.

The Northern Irishman is ‘likely to be on Arsenal’s shortlist’ but has ‘no plans to leave’ Leicester, who were second in the Premier League ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

The report adds that Rodgers has been heavily involved in plans for the Foxes’ new training ground, while he wants to lead the club back into the Champions League.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror claims Arsenal are ‘ready to see if they can tempt’ Rodgers to move to the Emirates Stadium.

And the former Liverpool boss, who won numerous trophies in his time at Celtic, features ‘high on their list of targets’.

 

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