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Leicester City offer £20m Arsenal target a raise, Gunners remain confident they’ll get him

Jamie Vardy could very well be making a quick pitstop to sign a contract before heading off to France for Euro 2016 – but it may not be at Emirates Stadium. Leicester City are eager to convince their star striker to stay at the King Power and are willing to offer him more money to ensure he sticks around.

According to the Telegraph, Leicester City are expected to offer Vardy another new contract to approach the £100,000-a-week deal allegedly on the table from Arsenal. The Gunners have triggered Vardy’s £20 million release clause and have already requested that he undergo a medical prior to signing the deal – but nothing is set in stone yet. Per the report, Arsenal remain confident that Vardy will sign for them regardless of Leicester’s potential offer.

This past February, the Foxes gave Vardy a new contract paying him over £60,000-a-week through 2019. But after leading Leicester City to the Premier League title, Champions League and multiple individual accolades – it’s safe to say he has already outplayed the deal.

Vardy finished the 2015-16 season with 24 goals – second-most in the Premier League – and was named Premier League Player of the Season.

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