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Rodgers provides Leicester transfer update as end of window approaches

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that there are no confirmed transfer updates for his side as we approach the end of the January transfer window.

The Foxes have been linked with Preston North End centre back Ben Davies but a move to the King Power Stadium has not materialised so far.

Rodgers did confirm that Leicester is looking to bring in reinforcements but remained shtum on how far talks had progressed with any target.

“There’s nothing new to add, They’re still ongoing and it’ll go into this week I’m sure. There’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes to look to get a few players in, but we’ll see what the rest of the week brings.”

Brendan Rodgers on defensive signings

Ben Davies is reportedly being looked at as a plan B with Leicester’s primary target being Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard.

Rodgers said that there was nothing to add when questioned about the potential signing of the Danish defender.

Preston have had an impressive season so far with the club in seventh place, firmly in contention for a play-off spot.

Reported Leicester target Davies has been integral to Preston’s push for promotion, making 22 appearances for Alex Neil’s side

Preston will be reluctant to let their academy product leave as the business end of the season approaches.

Davies is under contract at Preston until the end of next season and if the club does let him go to Leicester then they would expect a transfer fee that matches their valuation.

Such a huge step up for Davies will also come with more competition and less game time and that is something that the Englishman must consider before putting pen to paper.

Leicester have done good business when it comes to centre backs in recent times – making a huge profit off Harry Maguire while also signing their current first choice pairing of Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu at bargains.

The Leicester faithful will be hoping that Davies can be added to that impressive list if the deal goes through before the window closes.

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