“There are good opportunities in Europe and the Premier League and for me it’s very important to keep Jose.
“He’s okay with this. He had a good discussion with the director, the chairman and now it’s okay. The fans can be happy because Jose’s staying.
But Puel accepted that defender Cuco Martina’s situation at the club remains uncertain following interest from Everton.
He also revealed Jay Rodriguez could be sent on loan to build confidence and match sharpness following his near two-year battle with knee ligament troubles.
He said: “For Jay, we will see in the next days.
“I think he’s a very good player, I like him, I like his play, his game.