Report: Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy to reject Arsenal offer

Sunday June 19th, 2016

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Leicester City star Jamie Vardy plans to turn down an offer from Arsenal to stay with the 2016 Premier League champions, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. 

Arsenal reportedly made a bid of around $28 million for Vardy, offering him a contract that would pay about $170,000 a week. 

Leicester countered with an offer of about $140,000.

When asked about the Premier League’s breakout star, Wegner said that signs point to him staying in Leicester. 

“Jamie Vardy is, at the moment, at Leicester and from what I know, he will stay at Leicester,” said during an interview on Chinese television

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Vardy has scored 49 goals in 133 appearances since joining Leicester City in 2012. He scored 24 goals this season on his way to being named Premier League Player of the Season. 

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