Leicester's Jamie Vardy 'on radar of Man Utd and Chelsea' as solution to striker crisis

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2022 by Dailystar.co.uk

Jamie Vardy's situation at Leicester City is being closely monitored by Manchester United and Chelsea with just a year left on his contract, according to reports

Leicester's Jamie Vardy 'on radar of Man Utd and Chelsea' as solution to striker crisis
Jamie Vardy could be leaving Leicester this summer (Image: Getty Images)

Jamie Vardy is reportedly on the radar of Manchester United and Chelsea as they both hunt for a striker in the transfer market.

Vardy, 35, has just one year remaining on his Leicester City contract, with talks between the parties yet to materialise. According to 90min, a number of Premier League clubs are monitoring the situation.

That list include the Red Devils and the Blues. The former are yet to replace the departed Edinson Cavani, though it looks increasingly likely Cristiano Ronaldo will stay, while the latter have let Romelu Lukaku leave on loan and could yet see Timo Werner exit permanently.

Former England international Vardy is a proven goal threat and has showed no signs of slowing down despite his age. He bagged 15 top-flight goals in just 25 appearances for the Foxes last season.

Whether they would let him go remains to be seen. Brendan Rodgers knows he needs to lose players this summer in order to bring in fresh faces.

Leicester's Jamie Vardy 'on radar of Man Utd and Chelsea' as solution to striker crisis
Vardy scored 15 goals last season despite turning 35 in January

He's already parting ways with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who is set to undergo a medical at Ligue 1 side Nice this week. Centre-back Wesley Fofana has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, while Youri Tielemans is said to be a target for Arsenal.

The East Midlands club have turned down two offers in the region of £40m-£50m for James Maddison from Newcastle. But Vardy's sale could be a smart move if he doesn't want to extend beyond next year, when he would otherwise walk away for nothing.

Speaking earlier this year, Rodgers said: "There probably will have been some discussions behind the scenes, but at this moment in time, we're quite relaxed on it. He's very happy here. I'm sure we'll assess it and look at it in the summer."

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