CLAUDE PUEL is ready to offer Hatem Ben Arfa the chance to revive his career by joining Leicester.
Ben Arfa is currently outy in the wilderness at Paris Saint-Germain after he was dumped into the reserves at the start of the season.
The former Newcastle and Hull star has been exiled at PSG following the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the summer.
But Leicester boss Puel has remained a huge fan of the maverick midfielder ever since he worked with him during his time in charge of Nice.
And according to the Mail, the Foxes manager wants to sign the playmaker on loan when the transfer window opens in January.
Ben Arfa is understood to be open to the idea of a temporary move away from Paris after being left fuming at the way he was dumped by the French giants.
And the opportunity to work closely with Puel would also see him link back up with the boss when he produced the best form of his career.
It was the Frenchman who took the inconsistent playmaker to Nice in 2015 and got him to shine to such an extent he was called up by France for Euro 2016.
His outstanding displays led to PSG signing him that summer, and althouth he figured regularly in his first year there things turned sour during the close season.
With PSG splashing out £198million to capture Neymar, and then following up by signing Mbappe from Monaco, Ben Arfa was suddenly sidelined.
He has six months left on his current deal and PSG would happily let him leave as soon as the window opens at the turn of the year.
Puel would love to take him to the King Power Stadium to help bolster his attacking options as he looks to steer the club away from relegation trouble.
But he knows he may have to shift some of the fringe players from hius squad before he can agree a £100,000-a-week deal with Ben Arfa.
The likes of Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa, Leonardo Ulloa and Yohan Benalouane are all on decent money but are struggling to get regular match action.
Leicester take on West Ham tonight at the London Stadium knowing victory would see them move seven points clear of the bottom three.