Arsenal close to finishing Vardy deal

The Premier League champion has all but agreed his move
to Arsenal as the club pencil in a medical before he travels
to Euro 2016 with the England squad on Monday
Arsenal are hoping to seal the signing of Jamie Vardy within
the next two days, Goal understands.
The 29-year-old will travel to France with the England squad
ahead of Euro 2016 on Monday and Gunners officials are
desperate to complete the deal before the tournament gets
underway after activating his £20 million release clause.
Vardy scored 24 goals last season as Leicester City won their
first ever Premier League title, finishing 10 points above the
second-placed Gunners.

After rising from non-league to top flight football, Vardy was
named Football Writers’ Player of the Year after his
scintillating performances in attack for the Foxes which
included goals against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United
and Liverpool.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has confirmed Arsenal’s
bid for Vardy, telling Gazzetta dello Sport that “it’s all true”
when asked about the Gunners’ interest in the forward.
Vardy is represented by the same management company as
Arsenal stars Theo Walcott and Gedion Zelalem, along with
youth team prospects Jay Beckford and Daniel Crowley.
Goal understands that Vardy’s England team-mate Jack
Wilshere has played a huge part in persuading his
compatriot to join him at Emirates Stadium and that a
medical has been pencilled in for Sunday afternoon at the
club’s London Colney training ground.
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Arsene Wenger has identified Vardy as the top class striker
Arsenal need but business will continue in a busy summer.
Wenger is also keen to sign a centre-back, along with a
young forward.
Vardy will become Arsenal’s second signing of the summer
following the arrival of defensive midfielder Granit Xhaka
from Borussia Monchengladbach for £33m.