Brenda Rodgers Offered £5M Leicester Pay Rise To Ward Off Arsenal Interest

Brendan Rodgers will reportedly receive a huge pay rise from Leicester City in order to convince him to stay at the club following their hugely impressive early season form.

The Foxes sit in second place in the Premier League, just eight point behind league leaders Liverpool , and have won their last seven matches in the division, while they have also made it through to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals where they will face struggling Everton later this month.

Rodgers has recently been linked with the vacant manager’s job at Arsenal , but according to podcast The Transfer Window Leicester will move to double his wages and bonuses to an eye-watering £10m per year in order to convince the Northern Irishman to stay at the King Power Stadium.

The 46-year-old first joined Leicester from Celtic in February and immediately oversaw an upturn in performances from previous manager Claude Puel, guiding his side to a ninth place finish last season.

Rodgers recently dismissed speculation linking him with the Gunners, and when he was asked about the rumours he said: “It’s all about happiness and I couldn’t be happier. Why would I want to leave Leicester at this moment in time?

“My contract is until 2022 and the club haven’t said they want to release me from that.”

It remains to be seen how long any new contract offered to Rodgers would be extended to, but it is looking increasingly likely he could stay at Leicester for some time.

Leicester will look to continue their remarkable recent form when they travel to midlands rivals Aston Villa on Sunday, while Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg will try to get his first win when he oversees the Gunners’ home game against Brighton on Thursday evening.

The likes of NunoEspirito Santo and Mikel Arteta are amongst the current favourites to become the new permanent Arsenal manager.


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