The Leicester striker is currently on international duty with England, and looks to have paid attention to the words of boss Roy Hodgson earlier who called for complete focus from his men.
“One thing this group of players know and have accepted is that when you are on England duty, you are on England duty,” he said. “It is not a question of you sorting out your future, or diving off for medicals.
“We control all of that and you have to accept there is a good chance that if you say you want to go for a medical that we will say, ‘we are not allowing that and you better bring your people here.’
“We can facilitate, we are not trying to block players’ futures or transfers but … while you are with England we want you to stay focused on us.”
It had been suggested that Arsenal wanted to get a deal wrapped up this week, keen to tie down the striker we need for next season, but that now seems very unlikely.
It must also cast some doubt over the move itself, and maybe also allow other interested parties to get involved, which may well be part of why this decision has been ‘delayed’.
It looks like this one is turning into a saga after all.