Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has responded to whether or not Leicester City will be signing former Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho in the summer transfer window.
Rodgers, who was in charge when the Reds signed the Brazil international from Inter Milan in 2013, has been rumored to have interest in a swoop to bring Coutinho to Leicester .
Coutinho moved to FC Barcelona in a £142m deal from Liverpool in 2018 but the 27-year-old has struggled to adapt to life at Camp Nou.
The South American playmaker has been linked with a return to the Premier League amid reported interest from Chelsea and Manchester United as well as Leicester.
However, the Leicester boss has ruled out a reunion with Coutinho at the King Power Stadium.
Rodgers said on Eamonn Holmes’ Eamonn and the Gaffers podcast: “I’ve seen lots of speculation around young Phil, I don’t think… Philippe’s a wonderful player, a brilliant talent, but he would be someone who is way out of our price bracket.”
No doubt Rodgers has made a positive impact at Leicester since arriving at the King Power Stadium last term.
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