The Guardian reported last night that the Gunners had triggered the England international’s release clause and is free to negotiate a move to the Emirates.
“It’s all true,” Ranieri told Gazzetta in a short statement when contacted about the rumours.
The ball is now very much in Vardy’s court. The striker, who is gearing up for England’s first EURO 2016 game in eight days time, is likely to command a considerable increase in his earnings should he join Arsenal; a six-figure weekly salary has been widely quoted.
We’re taking last night’s poo-o-meter reading from a six to a three – things are firming up.