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Leicester boss Rodgers hopes to hang onto best youngsters

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers hopes they can keep hold of their best young players.

Rodgers plans to speak to his Leicester players as a father figure to persuade them to turn down big-money offers to move away from Leicester this summer.

“All you can do is present possibilities," said Rodgers.

“I have had situations before with players who have been linked with going to bigger clubs and what you try to do is give an honest appraisal of it.

“I will speak to a player like I would speak to my son. I would give them the possibilities of staying and what it might look like being away from here.

“Then they are men and they have to make their own decisions.

“There are other things around it that can affect their decision making but what you can do is promote why they can be here and the opportunities that can come for them here.

“But when players do want to make the move and take that next challenge you can't really talk badly against them.

“All you can do is create the culture within, hat the players know they can develop, unfortunately in football it goes beyond that.

“I've seen it before - I've been involved in it - where relationships have always been close with players in terms of getting the best out of them and pushing them to the limit, but there are other factors that can make it difficult if their agent has ambitions.

“That's something you can't control, with experience, I've learned that and you can't take it personally."

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