Brendan Rodgers ready for summer window


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Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers claims he and his team have already identified their summer transfer targets as he tries to help the club push on.

The Northern Irishman arrived at King Power Stadium in February, meaning he had to work with Claude Puel’s signings until the end of the campaign.

He has now had plenty of time to analyse his squad as he tries to help the club challenge for silverware in 2019-20.

Rodgers managed to win the treble with Celtic after tinkering with his squad and the former Liverpool boss is ready to strengthen in several key areas. “Leicester will be in a certain market for a player,” he told the Leicester Mercury.

“It is different to the top clubs, but our job is to find that talent earlier and if they are affordable and available, can we get them in, then see them grow and improve with us?

“That is our market and there is various aspects to signing a player, you may have watched them in training. You will have watched them in games, of course. Then if you get permission you can speak to the player and get a good feel.”

While new signings are on the horizon, Rodgers admits developing the club’s academy players remains a key priority.

He added: “There is a plan to strengthen the squad and that is the aim every year. Can you develop players? There will be players that have been developed this year before I came in and then we will look to develop them again.”

Some of Rodgers’ squad are playing for their futures this weekend against Arsenal and punters can back the Foxes to score first at odds of 1.95.

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