According to BBC journalist David Ornstein England forward Jamie Vardy is set to turn down Arsenal’s move and remain with the Premier League defending champions, Leicester City.
The BBC journalist in his report claims that the North Londoners won’t improve their offer for Vardy and instead set their eyes on other options in pursuit of rehabilitating the team’s front-line.
In recent days it was reported the Gunners have triggered Vardy’s £20 million release clause before the start of Euro 2016, but Vardy,29, insisted that he wouldn’t make any decision until the end of the competition.
The 29-year-old’s performances in the Premier League have been outstanding last term, netting a remarkable 24 league goals for the Foxes.
The Foxes are keen on keeping Vardy at the King Power Stadium ahead of next season by offering the England front-man a new and improved contract to the one he signed during the winter.
Since Leicester are keen on keeping their star striker, Arsenal will have to set their eye elsewhere to get another striker after it was reported by ESPN FC month back that Danny Welbeck will be out for the for nine months due to injuries and Olivier Giroud as always being inconsistent.
One way or the other, both Leicester City fans and Arsenal fans will know where Vardy’s future lies very soon. It might not be announced immediately, like I would not expect an official announcement from the club tomorrow, or anything like that, but in the next couple of days, though.
BBC journalist Ornstein tweeted: “Vardy set to reject Arsenal & stay at Leicester. No final decision yet but favouring #LCFC. #AFC won’t improve offer, pursuing other options.”
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) June 19, 2016
In a recent interview, Tencent Sports as quoted by Goal.com Arsene Wenger admitted that he doesn’t expect Vardy to complete a move to the Emirates this summer.
“Jamie Vardy is, at the moment at Leicester,” the Arsenal boss told Tencent Sports.
“And, on what I know, he will stay at Leicester.”
Vardy once again proved his worth last week as he came off the bench to find the back of the net during England’s 2-1 victory over Wales.