Arsenal Make Tentative Brendan Rodgers Enquiries, Rebuffed

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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers named an unchanged side for the sixth successive outing, but he soon saw his side fall behind, as Everton changed formation to good effect with Richarlison heading them in front.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers hinted a release clause exists in his contract amid links to the Arsenal vacancy, though he is fully focused on delivering on the Foxes' potential.

"They're probably in most managers' contracts", he said after Leicester's late 2-1 home victory over Everton. It is all hypothetical, these types of situations. I left a club eight and a half months ago and that was a change I made to come to a club with ambition.

"I think they're pretty happy with how we are working and like I said, I'm very happy, and I have no reason to look elsewhere". Most managers' contracts will have something in that but, for me, my only concentration is with Leicester.

The 46-year-old explained: "I have been very fortunate in my career to work with some brilliant clubs". It is a huge challenge here to break into the top six.

"My ambition is to help this club, a responsibility to share that with the others and move the club forward".

"I think logic would tell you - I know in your job it's not always logical, there's gossip and speculation - but why would I want to leave Leicester City, at this moment in time".

But Leicester boss Rodgers has reportedly moved into pole position for the vacancy in north London, although the Daily Star write that Arsenal will have to wait until next summer to appoint him.

Mirror Sport reported earlier this week that Rodgers was on Arsenal's shortlist to replace Unai Emery.

He continued: "It doesn't annoy me. It's something that's not in my control really", he added. It's part and parcel of the job now.

"Names will get thrown right, left and centre".

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