Arsenal have made a move to meet Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy’s release clause and are willing to pay £20 million to land the England international this summer, according to The Guardian.
The former non-league attacker created quite the stir in 2015-16 by breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games and was a key man in the Foxes becoming shock English champions.
Vardy is set to feature for England in this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament and is currently regarded as one of the most feared strikers in English football.
Arsenal have lacked a clinical finisher in their ranks in recent seasons and the club’s fans have urged Arsene Wenger to sign a world-class centre forward.
With Danny Welbeck picking up a serious injury and Olivier Giroud not completely convincing, a move for Vardy could well be the menacing addition that gets the North London outfit into contention for major silverware next season.