Vardy set to turn down Arsenal offer
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.