Harry Maguire has been left out of Leicester City’s squad to face Atalanta in a friendly, according to the Telegraph.
The Foxes take on the Serie A side on Friday, but Maguire will play no part in proceedings.
The centre-back continues to be strongly linked with a move to Manchester United before the end of the summer transfer window.
Maguire spoke to manager Brendan Rodgers on Thursday and the pair agreed that he would play no part in the friendly at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester are of the mindset that “leaving Maguire out of the squad is the best solution for both parties as he is not in the right frame of mind.”
The Foxes are holding out for £90 million for the 26-year-old – a figure that United have not yet matched.
They have bid £70 million so far, but that will not be enough to bring in the highly-rated England international.
The transfer window closes on August 8th, the day before Liverpool host Norwich City in the opening Premier League game of the season.
Leicester City's 5 most expensive departures
5. Emile Heskey
Heskey was one of Leicester City’s most exciting youngsters in history when he burst onto the scene in the 1990s.
His performances earned him a move to Liverpool in the summer of 2000, costing the Reds £11 million.
4. Ahmed Musa
Musa arrived at Leicester as a promising signing in 2016, but he disappointed on the whole.
He left for £14.5 million two years later, joining Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr.
3. N'Golo Kante
Leicester’s Premier League title win in 2015/16 was beyond remarkable and Kante was the most influential figure that season.
The defensive midfielder left for Chelsea shortly after the triumph and the £32 million has been money well spent by the Blues.
2. Danny Drinkwater
Although Drinkwater mirrored Kante and joined Chelsea the following year, his career is panning out very differently.
The Englishman has managed just 23 appearances for the west Londoners, which makes the £35 million paid for his services seem fairly ludicrous.
1. Riyad Mahrez
Mahrez was another inspirational figure in 2015/16, scoring 18 times in all competitions.
Although he stayed at Leicester beyond the title success, he eventually joined Manchester City for £60 million last summer.