Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are rubbing their hands with excitement, as they sip on their evening beverages with a beaming smile on their face.
£30m-rated Vardy has exploded onto the scene this season with a goal haul that included a record-breaking run of scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League matches, which has helped fire the Foxes into a shock challenge for the title.
Leicester are in the market for a strike-partner to Vardy before Monday’s deadline and have seen a bid rejected for Chelsea misfit Loic Remy. Despite the potential offer of cash and Remy, Leicester are likely to snub this offer.
The Foxes are adamant that Vardy will remain at the King Power Stadium beyond Monday’s deadline, with manager Claudio Ranieri recently stating the striker’s importance.
“It’s important to have – I need, I’d like to have – two players for every position now. I’d like another striker to give support to the other three, because our strength is playing at high intensity and it’s not possible to play at high intensity for all the season, for this reason.”
“Everyone is reinforcing or buying players because they want to save their season or they want to win something. We want to maintain our position. I know it’s difficult but we must try.”
Our landlord reckons that this would be a fair offer for Vardy had Leicester been floating in mid-table but states selling the player at a time when they lead the push for the title would be criminal.
Chelsea fans, would signing Vardy propel you into Champions League football?