Football.london, a football blog, has surveyed fans over who they wanted to see the club sign in 2020 to sort out their side, and Nigerian international, Wilfried Ndidi, was one of the most popular picks by supporters who took part in the poll.
Ndidi has been a key fixture of the Leicester team since his arrival in January 2017. Still only 22, he has impressed as the replacement to N’Golo Kante in midfield and had been eyed as the perfect signing to add steel to one of Arsenal’s weaker areas.
This demand from Arsenal has prompted none other than Leicester coach, Brendan Rogers, to insist that none of his boys will be leaving in January.
“There will be nobody leaving in January, categorically,” the Leicester manager said. “I am speaking regularly with (director of football) Jon (Rudkin) and Top (owner Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha).
“It is really clear, we want to keep this squad together. It is an exciting team with growth and development in it, so we want to ensure they stay around beyond January.”
Rodgers added: “It’s the nature of the game that when you are doing well there will always be speculation around you, (players like) James and one or two of the other boys, they understand that.
“But long may it continue because he (Maddison) has been absolutely brilliant and started the season very well. James is a bright young player with a big future. He had a great spell at Norwich, they had to sell him I understand because the club needed the money, and has continued to flourish here.
“He is very hungry to be better and that is what is key. He has been consistently very good and he has a great hunger for the game.”
Rodgers indicated Leicester would look to strengthen the squad if the right opportunity presented itself.
“We have got a top squad and want to continue to improve, that is very important, but there has to be the availability and someone who is affordable for us,” he said.