Jose Mourinho is desperate for a new central defender this summer and, with little over a week left in the transfer window, Maguire is one of the names on his list, along with Yerry Mina and Toby Alderweireld.
However, the £65m price-tag on Maguire has put the Old Trafford side off somewhat, with Leicester adamant they do not want to sell the 25-year-old.
And following Leicester’s 1-1 draw with Valencia in their only preseason game at the King Power Stadium, Puel gave an update on Maguire’s future.
He told Sky Sports: “I think perhaps United wanted to make trouble before our game!
“It's not the thing to try to make trouble but I think he's a better player for us.
“It's our intent to keep him and just a few days before the start of the season it would not be a good thing for the squad, for confidence and for Leicester football club.”
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