'I'm confident Maguire will stay'

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Leicester City have addressed the current rumours linking 2018 FIFA World Cup star Harry Maguire to Manchester United in a potential world-record transfer for a defender.

Puel has expressed his determination to keep Harry Maguire and Kasper Schmeichel despite intense speculation regarding the futures of both players.

And after a failed move for Leicester's own World Cup star Harry McGuire, United have set their crosshairs on the 23-year-old. "He was angry about being without his global players and the difficulty to prepare his game", he told reporters.

"I am confident with this and I think we can give him good ambition and to perform together with Leicester would be the best answer".

If we lose a player just a few days before the beginning of the season without the ability to replace him because the transfer window for the Premier League will finish on August 9. "To change the scene before the start of the season is not possible", Puel added. 'He can continue to perform with Leicester and improve'.

Leicester will hope to have both players in the ranks when they travel to Old Trafford for the opening match of the Premier League season on August 10. Jurgen Klopp hopes Sadio Mane will sign a new deal, while Spurs do nothing. "In every preseason it happens the same with every club which is the manager wants more".

Newcastle United centre back Jamaal Lascelles has earned a sterling reputation over the past couple of years as one of the country's finest young defenders, with the Foxes now reportedly keen to acquire the former Nottingham Forest man's services should Maguire be tempted by offers from elsewhere. Its sole preseason win came against AC Milan last week.