Transfer blow for Leicester City for Champions League-deciding clash

Leicester City have received a transfer blow ahead of their Champions League-deciding clash with Manchester United on Sunday. Star midfielder James Maddison has been ruled out of the game due to surgery on the hip injury he suffered against Everton at the start of this month.

The 23-year-old England international underwent an operation in London earlier this week, ruling him out of contention for their final league game. Boss Brendan Rodgers expects Maddison to return in time for pre-season training. “In the off-season he will do his work – by the time we get back training in August then he should be back,” said Rodgers.

Maddison has showed an impressive form this season and that has attracted interest from the biggest teams in the Premier League, including Manchester United. However, it is believed that the midfielder is set to sign a long-term contract with Leicester City in the coming weeks, ruling out a transfer this summer.

On Sunday Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United are set to determine who will be in the Champions League next season. Leicester will need a draw or win on Old Trafford and a loss from Chelsea to pick up that final ticket. Leicester City are currently in fifth position, one point behind both United and Chelsea.