Leicester City’s star striker Jaime Vardy is reported to be going through the final stages of securing a transfer to Arsenal for next season’s Premier League.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, “Yes, it’s all true.”
A source close to the club also told ESPN FC that Vardy was scheduled for a medical examination with the Gunners today, the final step for many players before a deal is reached.
Vardy, who was instrumental in Leicester’s English Premier League title win this year. was named the Premier League’s Player of the Season and was believed to be staying with the Foxes for the next year.
He was given a £20 million release clause by the Foxes but it is believed Arsenal will match that figure.
While he sits on £80,000 per week with his current club, reports suggest Arsenal could offer as high as £120,000 per week.
The decision will no doubt have a dramatic effect on the title holders with fans already expressing revolt.