Jamie Vardy transfer news: Leicester City attempt to kill interest in striker

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Leicester City are reportedly set to offer striker Jamie Vardy a new contract in order to deter the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City from trying to sign him.

Vardy has been a revelation so far this season having scored in 11 consecutive league games to break the record as the Foxes have transformed from possible relegation candidates to title contenders.

While the rest of the squad and coach Claudio Ranieri also deserve praise for their achievements at this stage which see them sit joint top of the Premier League table heading into 2016, Vardy has undoubtedly been a stand-out player along with Riyad Mahrez.

As a result, Leicester are keen to avoid losing any of their players in the transfer window next month which in turn would undoubtedly disrupt their season. With both Chelsea and City identifying the 28-year-old as a target that would boost their own forward lines, Leicester have had to reconsider their wage structure.

Vardy currently earns around £40,000 after signing a new contract last year, according to The Telegraph, and although the club owners have put in place a strict wage budget, they recognise the fact that their top players have to be rewarded.

Nevertheless, it remains to be seen how strong their resolve is if the likes of Chelsea and City submit offers, with both clubs requiring more options in attack heading into the second half of the season.

Naturally, both sides will be capable of offering much more money, but it could come down to whether or not Vardy considers destabilising his own good run of form by leaving the King Power Stadium particularly with Euro 2016 approaching.

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