X

Monday 17
June

Leicester City

Puel plays down Tielemans talk

28th January 2019, 16:02 by Tom McGarry

Claude Puel has played down suggestions that Leicester are interested in signing Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans.

Belgium international Tielemans, who represented his country at last summer's World Cup, has reportedly been on Leicester's radar for some time and it is believed he would be open to a switch to the Premier League.

However, speaking ahead of the Foxes' clash with Liverpool on Wednesday, Puel was quick to play down those links by insisting he is happy with his options in midfield, particularly as it seems Adrien Silva will now be staying with the club.

"He is a good player. He has got good attributes but I have Adrien [Silva]," Puel told reporters when asked about Tielemans. "For the moment it is just speculation. We have a squad with some players with a desire for more game time."

One midfielder that could leave Leicester over the coming days is Andy King, with Puel confirming he is trying to find a solution for the long-serving Welshman, who is yet to feature in the Premier League this season.

"We wait and we hope we find a solution for Andy because he works hard in training and tries his best," Puel added.

"He has a professional attitude and I would like to find a solution [for him] to get game time. I have a lot of respect for Andy and it will be a good opportunity for him."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

More Leicester City

Leicester City

Pereira has no plans to leave Leicester

14th June 2019, 16:27

Ricardo Pereira has seemingly reassured Leicester supporters that he has no intentions of departing the club this summer.

Leicester City

Barnes signs new Leicester contract

14th June 2019, 14:53

Harvey Barnes has committed his long-term future to Leicester City by signing a new five-year contract.

Leicester City

Morgan buzzing ahead of new season

13th June 2019, 16:36

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan says he is already feeling the "buzz" for the new season after finding out they host Wolves first up.

Leicester City

Foxes rule out defender swoop

13th June 2019, 09:20

Its understood that Leicester want Luton star Justin James and are not interested in a move for Benfica full-back Andre Almeida.

Leicester City

Foxes linked with Clarets defender

12th June 2019, 09:53

Leicester City may look to Burnley centre-half James Tarkowski if they need a replacement for Harry Maguire.

Leicester City

Foxes target Inter star

12th June 2019, 06:18

Inter Milan's Croatian international winger Ivan Perisic is reported to be on the wanted list of Leicester City.

Recent Sport Headlines

Golf

Woodland lifts maiden major at Pebble Beach

17th June 2019, 07:25

American Gary Woodland produced a gutsy final-round performance to fend off world number one Brooks Koepka and win the 119th US Open.

Cricket

Robinson hoping to develop at Kent

16th June 2019, 18:59

Wicketkeeper Ollie Robinson insists he will continue to improve his game after signing fresh terms with Kent.

Boxing

Galahad backs Warrington over Valdez

16th June 2019, 17:43

Kid Galahad believes IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington can beat WBO counterpart Oscar Valdez to unify the division.

Rugby League

Wire forward heading to Humberside

16th June 2019, 17:29

Warrington Wolves second-row Luis Johnson has agreed to join Hull KR on loan, according to Robins boss Tony Smith.

Tennis

Briton eager to impress on home soil

16th June 2019, 16:57

Johanna Konta wants to enjoy some success on grass this summer as she begins to build up towards Wimbledon.

Formula 1

Albon enjoying life in F1

16th June 2019, 16:38

Toro Rosso driver Alexander Albon says he is adjusting to life on the Formula One grid and feels a positive start helped.

Rugby Union

Brophy Clews eager to push on

16th June 2019, 16:28

Theo Brophy Clews is hoping to kick on with London Irish next season after spending a large part of last term on the sidelines.

Tennis

Tsitsipas wants to end “boring” Wimbledon dominance

16th June 2019, 16:19

World number six Stefanos Tsitsipas says he wants to be the one to end the “big three" dominance at Wimbledon and take the spoils.