Claude Puel insists £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.
Iheanacho joined Leicester in the summer but has made just two Premier League starts and had been linked with a transfer window move.
|Foxes coach Claude Puel believes Iheanacho can stay and fight for his place
Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr said earlier this week he expected Iheanacho and international teammate Ahmed Musa to leave the King Power Stadium because of their lack of action, but Puel dismissed any exit talk.
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.
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