Leicester in contract talks with Jamie Vardy

Date published: Tuesday 2nd February 2016 8:23

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Premier League leaders Leicester City are in talks with striker Jamie Vardy over a new contract. 

Leicester are prepared to reward the Premier League top goalscorer with a new deal that will tie him to the King Power Stadium until 2019, with his current deal expiring in 2018.

Reports suggest that talks are progressing between Leicester and the England international, and the Foxes will be desperate to tie their star man down to a new deal.

Vardy, who has scored 16 league goals this season, set a new Premier League record when he netted in 11 straight games before Christmas and has helped the Foxes to the top of the standings.

The 29-year-old signed his last contract in 2014 but – after boss Claudio Ranieri insisted earlier this season they would wait until the end of the campaign to extend the forward’s deal – Leicester have now moved to end speculation on his future.

Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have all been linked with a move for the forward, who joined City from Fleetwood for £1m in 2012.

Vardy has since broken into the England squad, earning four caps, and is set to be included in Roy Hodgson’s squad for Euro 2016 this summer. He has scored 42 goals in 131 appearances for the Foxes.

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