August 3, 2018 / 9:16 AM / in 9 months

Leicester boss Puel content with squad ahead of transfer deadline

Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Notts County v Leicester City - Meadow Lane, Nottingham, Britain - July 21, 2018 Leicester City manager Claude Puel during the match Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien

(Reuters) - Leicester City manager Claude Puel is satisfied with the balance in the squad and says they are unlikely to make more signings in the current transfer window unless a “valuable” player leaves.

Leicester have added defenders Jonny Evans, Ricardo Pereira, goalkeeper Danny Ward and midfielder James Maddison to their squad and media reports say that the club have also opened contract extension talks with England defender Harry Maguire.

With the transfer deadline less than a week away, Puel is content with his team.

“I think if a valuable player for us has to leave the club of course we will have another player,” Puel is quoted as saying by Leicestershire Live. “But at the moment I am happy for the balance of the team.

“Of course I said we have to find the solution for some players (who may leave) but I am happy at the moment.

“If some player for different reasons move, I don’t speak about Harry and other valuable players, but we will have a replacement of course.”

Leicester will be likely be without Maguire and Jamie Vardy, who have been on international duty at the World Cup, for their starting league fixture at Manchester United on Aug. 10.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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