Arsenal’s move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has fallen through, according to former Gunner Ray Parlour.
Parlour, who made 333 Premier League appearances for Arsenal, says the club believed their £20million move for Vardy was going through and had even made preparations for the England man’s medical, before he joined up with Roy Hodgson’s squad on Monday.
But despite a four-year contract worth an estimated £25million on the table, it now looks as though the 29-year-old, who looks likely to be on the bench against Russia, has decided to stay at Leicester after accepting their improved terms.
“It looks like it isn’t happening now,” Parlour told talkSPORT.
“I was at the Arsenal the other day and there were big reports flying around, and the club’s cameramen and digital staff had to get down to the training ground.
“So it looked like it was going to happen – there was a medical being done.
“But it seems Vardy thought about it while on England duty, and suddenly there was a U-turn.”