Vardy set to turn down Arse­nal of­fer

The Herald - Herald Sport - - FOOTBALL -

THE Arse­nal man­ager Arsene Wenger has ad­mit­ted he ex­pects Jamie Vardy to stay at Le­ices­ter City.

The French­man ap­pears ready for de­feat in his chase for the striker af­ter the Lon­don­ers trig­gered his £20m re­lease clause.

Vardy is cur­rently with Eng­land at Euro 2016 and scored in their 2-1 win over Wales on Thursday. He has in­sisted he would not make a de­ci­sion on his fu­ture un­til af­ter Eng­land’s in­volve­ment in France ended.

But Wenger, in an in­ter­view with Chi­nese TV, said he be­lieves the 28-year-old is ready to re­main loyal to last sea­son’s shock Premier League cham­pi­ons.

He said: “Jamie Vardy is, at the mo­ment, at Le­ices­ter and from what I know, he will stay at Le­ices­ter.”

Le­ices­ter made a counter of­fer to Vardy, who only signed his most re­cent con­tract un­til 2019 in Fe­bru­ary, to try to con­vince him to stay at the King Power Sta­dium, although re­port­edly they could not match Arse­nal’s deal.

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