Leicester City will demand £14million from Arsenal if they want to poach 46-year-old manager

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Leicester City will demand £14million from Arsenal if they require to poach Brendan Rodgers, according to reports.

Arsenal are keen on Brendan Rodgers as their next head coach because he is an English speaking tactician and has an active media profile.

Brendan Rodgers has rebuilt his reputation since leaving Liverpool and is enjoying an excellent season so far with Leicester, with the Foxes second in the Premier League table.

Arsenal may be targeting Brendan Rodgers following Unai Emery’s dismissal, but the Telegraph claims it will take a substantial compensation package to prize him away from the Foxes.

Brendan Rodgers signed a three-and-half year deal when he joined Leicester less than a year ago, and the Foxes forked out a significant fee to poach him from Celtic mid-way through the 2018/19 season.

Leicester included an exit clause in Rodgers’ contract, which stands at £14m and they would demand the full figure from Arsenal if they approached their manager.

Brendan Rodgers did not rule out a switch to Arsenal when asked about the newly vacant manager’s position on Friday, but the Northern Irishman reiterated he was committed to Leicester.

‘It’s natural that there are links,’ said Rodgers.

‘If you are doing okay, people want to take you away from something you enjoy. If you’re not, it doesn’t matter.