Manchester rivals & Chelsea ready to pounce as club sleep on new contract for record-breaking striker

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Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all keeping tabs on Jamie Vardy’s situation at Leicester City, who are yet to offer the striker a new contract according to Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old has been in incredible form this season and tops the Premier League scoring charts with 15 goals which have helped Leicester make the highly unlikely climb to second in the table.

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He also set a new Premier League record by finding the net in 11 successive games between August 29 and November 28 – bettering the 10 matches managed by Man United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy.

This feat was bound to attract attention from bigger clubs than Leicester, but Sky Sports reports that the Foxes are yet to open talks with Vardy over an improvement to his £40,000-per-week contract.

The England international has two-and-a-half-years left on his deal at the King Power Stadium, but turns 29 next week and won’t have many more chances to join one of the Premier League’s elite.

Despite three games without victory, Claudio Ranieri’s side seem to finally believe in their Champions League credentials, and are therefore unlikely to sell in January and put this opportunity in jeopardy.

But, come the summer, there will likely be a queue of high-profile suitors for Vardy, and the former non-league forward might have a decision to make on where he wants to play the final years of his career.

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