Manchester United’s board have discovered a clause in Brendan Rodgers’s contract with Manchester United, according to Daily Star.
The Old Trafford landlords are, however, confident of luring the Leicester City manager to the Theatre or Dreams should they decide to sack underperforming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to reports.
It’s no longer news that things are not going smoothly for Solskjaer’s side as they currently occupy the sixth place in the Premier League table despite bringing in the likes of Jadon Sancho, Rafael Varane and Christian Ronaldo in the summer.
United are nine points adrift of Chelsea after losing four of their first 11 games of the season.
They need to improve in their next few games after the international break in order to have Solskjaer remain as the manager.
Many United ex-players and fans are now seriously demanding that the Norwegian be shown the exit door.
Although Leicester would be reluctant to let Rodgers leave, United are said to be willing to pay the release clause in the Northern Irishman’s contract.
However, the 48-year-old himself has constantly reaffirmed his commitment to the club and happiness at the King Power Stadium.
Rodgers has release clause in his contract should a club playing in the Champions League come in for him.
United would have no hesitation in paying the release clause should Solskjaer’s position become untenable.
The Leicester City boss was asked about the speculation linking him with a switch to Old Trafford he told a pre-match press conference, “I don’t even think about it. I’m sure the supporters are probably tired of it. At Leicester, there is always a link. My focus is always here with Leicester…”