Arsenal closes in on Vardy after triggering striker’s release clause

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It was never going to be easy to keep hold of their top talent after such an incredible season, and Leicester City could now be finding out just how difficult it is.

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Now, it seems as though the Foxes will lose one of the team’s biggest attacking threats this summer.

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Goal is reporting that England striker Jamie Vardy is being targeted by Arsenal, with a potential deal looming in the “next two days.” The Gunners reportedly triggered Vardy’s $29 million release clause on Friday, now making the team eligible to sign the 29-year-old ahead of Euro 2016.

Vardy is coming off of a stellar season with the Foxes, notching 24 goals in 2015/16 and helping Leicester win their first Premier League title.

Additionally, Goal states that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has played a massive role in the team’s pursuit of the striker. The two will be paired together this summer at the European Championship for the Three Lions.

With the addition of Granit Xhaka this offseason, Vardy will be the latest improvement to the Arsenal attack. The Gunners finished second this season, but with moves like the Englishman Arsene Wenger‘s side could surely compete for the crown in August with a bolstered lineup.

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