LONDON – Leicester are the only Premier League club to spend money in the window and manager Brendan Rodgers doesn’t expect that to change given the club’s financial situation.
“I spent my summer vacation convincing players to come, but when I come back the reality of the situation is there and we can’t keep up,” Rodgers said on Thursday.
“I don’t deal with the finances of the club. I run the football department and if they say we can’t sign a player, I trust the club, it is.”
Long-serving Foxes captain Kasper Schmeichel joined Nice earlier this month and other key players could yet leave with Wesley Fofana a Chelsea top target, while Newcastle had offers for James Maddison turned down.
After just one point from their first two games, Leicester are desperate for a win when they visit Southampton on Saturday to lift their spirits around the King Power ahead of a tough run of games that includes trips to Chelsea and Tottenham over the next five games.
Fixtures (all times GMT)
Tottenham v Wolves (1130), Leicester v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Aston Villa, Everton v Nottingham Forest, Fulham v Brentford (all 1400), Bournemouth v Arsenal (1630)
Leeds v Chelsea, West Ham v Brighton (both 1300), Newcastle v Manchester City (1530)
Manchester United v Liverpool (1900)