Leicester coach Puel admits Maguire will go to Man United

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/08/2018

Leicester City manager Claude Puel admitted that Manchester United target Harry Maguire will go to Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho has identified the 25-year-old England international as his main target with the transfer window prepares to close at 5 pm on Thursday, with Foxes battle Red Devils 24 hours later to play their opening game of the new Premier League season on Friday.

The French coach revealed that Maguire and Jamie Vardy had returned from holiday due to their participation in 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with the Leicester City gave both players extend break and Puel feels the centre-back is happy at the club.

Puel joked with reporters via BBC. "I'm confident he's going to Manchester United, but only for a couple of hours with us.

"We want to keep our best players for the squad and for the season, we want to keep a good ambition.

"He has come back with a smile. Harry is a fantastic man. He showed his quality with the national team. He came back with a good spirit and attitude.

"I'm happy about Harry and Jamie [Vardy], they came back with a smile. I'm happy about the attitude of Harry, it's important for him to remain with us, and to bring strong momentum for this season, I'm happy to keep him.

"Harry, he's happy also to remain with us."

Leicester City lost star man Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City earlier in the window.