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Leicester manager Puel remains coy on Benfica defender Almeida

Leicester City manager Claude Puel was not giving away much when asked about the club's transfer targets in the January window.

Puel was questioned about the club's general transfer plans, and regarding the reported pursuit of Benfica defender Andre Almeida.

Leicester have been linked with a 9 million pound move to bring Almeida to England, but Puel refused to confirm or deny the story.

When asked about Almieda, Puel replied: "All we can say about the window is there will be speculation and I can't react about this speculation.

"My focus is to keep the good feeling within my squad. It is not possible to comment on the speculation.

"We will see if we can improve the squad of course. If there is some players who can come into the squad and give us good possibilities and a good level, they have to bring something for the squad.

"But if it is not possible I am happy with this squad because their attitude, their togetherness and fighting spirit.

"We will see in January but at the moment it is not the time to speak about this. We have two important games in a short time. It is important to keep our focus on this."

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