Claude Puel has insisted £25 million striker Kelechi Iheanacho will stay with the Foxes this month.
The Frenchman is not prepared to write off the former Manchester City forward, who has scored just once for the club this term.
Puel said: “We don’t know about what the national trainer said. We will see. We have discussions with different players. For example Iheanacho is a young player, arrived this season, and he will stay with us.
“I cannot talk about details about players. It is important to have a good balance in the team and have a good game time for the players.
“Iheanacho is a young player, he signed this season with us and we have to develop him. I hope he can have more game time in the second half of the season.”
“I can’t give all the details of individual players to you,” Puel said. “Yes, for Iheanacho there has been a lot of speculation. He is a young player who arrives in a good team where there is competition and he needs to keep working and improve.”
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