Chelsea to swoop for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy?

Ruben Hill
August 23, 2017

Chelsea are considering a move to sign Jamie Vardy from Leicester City as they look to bolster their attacking options at Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports.

The same report in the Daily Telegraph says that Chelsea have considered a move for Vardy, along with Fernando Llorente, Christian Benteke and Andrea Belotti. The Manchester United academy graduate is closing in on a £30 million move away from Leicester City.

As it looks increasingly likely that Chelsea are going to make teammate Danny Drinkwater part of the Premier League holders' squad, Vardy might consider a similar career move to London for regular Champions League football.

The England global was pivotal in Leicester's shock title win in the 2015-16 campaign, scoring 24 goals and becoming the first player to net in 11 consecutive Premier League fixtures. However, he rejected advances from the Gunners and committed his future by signing a new deal, which saw him earn £100,000-a-week ($128,250 per week) at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City's Josh Knight in action during Checkatrade Trophy match against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park in September 2016
Chelsea to swoop for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy?

Chelsea have already seen their initial bid of £15m ($19.2m) for the midfielder turned down by Leicester are demanding around £40m ($51.3m) for the 27-year-old.

'The club is trying its best in the transfer market to improve our squad but I must be happy, ' the Italian said after Sunday's 2-1 over Tottenham.

Chelsea are looking at Everton's Idrissa Gueye as an alternative to Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

Chelsea now have Tiemoue Bakayoko, N'Golo Matic and Cesc Fabregas as the three main options for the two midfield positions, which highlights just how important an addition in the said position is at the current moment, given the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United. The England worldwide could lead the line to stretch defences in the Champions League, play on the wing alongside Morata or play up front with a partner when Chelsea come up against a tough opposition like they did in the season opener against Burnley.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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