Chilwell insists Maguire won't quit Leicester in January

Ross Houston
August 12, 2018

"It was incredible to see some young players from the Academy play some friendly games without the global players, it's a good feeling for the future of the Club".

"We found success with good moves and good quality and perhaps in the second-half we had good energy to finish this performance for another result but I think at the end it is a disappointment". But it is looking good this season.

When asked whether a world-record bid for a defender, exceeding the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk, would tempt Leicester, Puel retained his stance.

'He has had a good mentality and spirit.

"Harry is happy to remain with us".

"For us it (a Maguire transfer) is not possible. We have to prepare for this season with good possibilities", he added. "It is not serious".

The moves for Soyuncu, 22, and Benkovic, 21, are clearly created to consolidate the future for Leicester at centre back, with Robert Huth leaving this summer and both Wes Morgan and new signing Jonny Evans being over 30 years old.

Leicester City man Harry Maguire was one of Old Trafford's many central defender targets as the window was drawing to a close.

Vardy then made it a double cause for celebration for the Midlands outfit on transfer deadline day ending any question marks over his future by penning a new four-year contract that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2022.

That makes it seven summer signings at Leicester - following Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, James Maddison, Danny Ward and Rachid Ghezzal.

"He has made a big contribution to Dinamo Zagreb over the last three years and has also benefited from experiencing European football".

The Premier League transfer window may now be closed, but that's not the case in Spain.

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