Claude Puel believes selling Harry Maguire would be bad business for Leicester City.
Manchester United have approached Leicester with a bid for Maguire in the region of £65 million. The Foxes, however, are adamant the defender is staying put.
It is believed that United have given up hope on signing Maguire, turning their attention to signing Barcelona’s Yerry Mina.
Puel believes selling the England international would not have been good for the squad ahead of the new Premier League season.
“It’s our intent to keep him and just a few days before the start of the season it would not be a good thing for the squad, for confidence and for Leicester City football club.”
Maguire’s future looks set to be at the King Power and Leicester are preparing a new contract for the defender.
Puel, meanwhile, is confident that his team are capable of doing well in the Premier League this season.
“There is a possibility with the squad this season to do well and to continue to make progress.
“If we keep our best players we can do something interesting. We lost Riyad Mahrez, and we know the importance of this player but we cannot lose another important player for this team.”
Maguire and fellow England man Jamie Vardy are both unavailable against United. They both have only had four days training following the World Cup.