Jamie Vardy to Arsenal is not completed yet, with Leicester City making a last-ditch effort to keep their striker at the King Power Stadium. It looked like Vardy would complete his transfer to Arsenal by Sunday, with a medical pencilled in as well, but Leicester have asked their striker for some time, before making the final decision.
Arsenal triggered a £20million release clause in the striker's contract and have offered a three-year-contract, with the option of a fourth, worth £120,000 a week, which is almost double of what the 29-year-old earns at Leicester at the moment, according to the Daily Mirror.
However, in their bid to keep Vardy at the club, Leicester are considering matching that offer, with Vardy yet to put pen to paper on the transfer.
Arsenal remain confident of a move, according to the report, and considering it Vardy's representatives were the ones who initiated the transfer in the first place, it would be a surprise if the striker decided against making a move to the Emirates. Leicester have already sounded out Watford for Troy Deeney, in case the Vardy to Arsenal transfer is completed.
As it stands, Vardy is set to become an Arsenal player, but with time running out before the forward hops on a plane to France with the England squad for Euro 2016, that decision will need to be made quickly, with Arsene Wenger keen to wrap up the transfer as quickly as possible. England leave for France just before noon on Monday. Earlier, a transfer looked even more likely after Olivier Giroud confirmed Vardy wanted a move to Arsenal.
The key with the Vardy transfer will be if the striker believes his career will continue to blossom at Arsenal. While the reason behind the potential move is said to be his want to sign for a "big club" before his career ends, the decision to make will be if it is the right move for his career.
While Arsenal do not play counter-attacking football most of the time, there is little doubt that Vardy will get chances to score goals, particularly with the quality of players behind him, led by Mesut Ozil. Leicester, though, will be putting the "stay with us so that we can win the title again and make our mark in the Champions League" spin, and having scored 24 goals to help his current team to the title, it will not be an easy decision for Vardy to make, especially if the Foxes match Arsenal's offer.