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Chelsea set to rival Manchester United for £90k-per-week hotshot

Chelsea are the latest club to be linked to Leicester City hotshot Jamie Vardy, one of the stars of the Premier League season so far.

Vardy has shone so far this term; he leads the Premier League scoring charts and also broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in consecutive EPL matches, even if his streak came to an end in the Foxes’ 3-0 victory away at Swansea City this weekend.

Vardy, who has also established himself in the England squad, has attracted interest from some of European football’s major sides.

New Valencia coach Gary Neville has reportedly urged his employers to move for the 28-year-old, while Louis van Gaal is understood to be considering the controversial frontman [both Daily Star].

Chelsea Vardy: Man United & Valencia face fresh competition for the in-form striker

Riyad Mahrez Jamie Vardy Leicester City

The Red Devils have struggled offensively so far this season, finding the net less than their rivals at the top of the table, and Vardy could offer the consistency in front of goal that both Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial have failed to offer.

Both sides may face competition from Chelsea, who are eyeing Vardy as a potential replacement for out-of-sorts frontman Diego Costa, as per Eurosport.

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However, in a bid to stave off potential suitors, Leicester are understood to have offered Vardy an eye-watering £90,000-per-week deal in order to try and keep the ex-Fleetwood Town hitman at the King Power Stadium [also Eurosport].

 

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