Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud says Jamie Vardy wants to join Arsenal, Claudio Rainieri says it’s true Arsenal did bid 20 million pounds for his star striker – so what’s the holdup?
The Mirror Online are reporting that Jamie Vardy has been urged to wait 24 hours for Leicester City to make a last ditch offer to see if he will change his mind and remain a Leicester City player for next season.
The Mirror also report that Arsenal has held negotiations with Vardy and have made it clear to Leicester they will meet the 20 million pound release clause.
If the England striker accepts the offer then the Premier League champions are expected to rival Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Troy Deeney.
Meanwhile, former Arsenal striker John Hartson has urged his former side to seal the deal for Vardy – telling Talksport that Jamie Vardy is exactly what Arsenal need.
“Arsenal are desperate for a poacher in the box, a goalscorer. Systems don’t win you games, players win you games and you can’t have enough good players at a club like Arsenal.”
Should he go?
Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran