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Claude Puel keen to trim Leicester City squad in January

Claude Puel keen to trim squad in January
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Leicester City title winners Danny Simpson, Andy King and Shinji Okazaki are reportedly among those Claude Puel is looking to offload in January.

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has admitted that he needs to 'reduce his squad' in the January transfer window.

A number of players appear to be out of favour at the King Power Stadium, including Premier League title-winning heroes Danny Simpson, Andy King and Shinji Okazaki.

All three players are among those reportedly up for sale in the New Year, while Yohan Benalouane and Adrien Silva are also deemed surplus to requirements.

Asked about his plans for next month, Puel told reporters: "I think we have a squad with a lot of players. We need to reduce the squad because we need to give game-time for some players and keep all the time a good mentality and positive attitude.

"We have our focus and concentration on the team and all the games we have to play in December and January. After we will see if some players leave the club."

Silva has not featured in the top flight since August, while Benalouane and King have not been used at all in 2018-19.

Christian Fuchs, another of those unused this term, has vowed to fight for his Leicester place.

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