According to reports from ESPN, Leicester City are planning to hold contract talks with star striker Jamie Vardy as they anticipate interest from the Premier League’s top clubs during the January transfer window.
The 28-year-old became the first player in Premier League history to score in eleven consecutive fixtures upon netting against Manchester United last weekend, breaking the record previously held by former Red Devil Ruud van Nistelrooy.
The England international is the Premier League’s top scorer and boasts the second-most goals of any player across Europe’s five leading top flights – his haul of 14 only bettered by Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
And the former non-leaguer’s emphatic rise since representing Fleetwood Town just four years ago hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Premier League’s higher powers. Chelsea and Manchester United were both linked with Vardy last month, with the tabloids mooting a £30million price-tag.
But according to ESPN, who also list Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and European giants Real Madrid as potential suitors, the Foxes hope to agree improved terms with their 5 foot 10 frontman as soon as possible and ideally before the transfer window reopens in January.
The King Power Stadium outfit, who are currently second in the Premier League table, plan to double Vardy’s £45k per week wages and are already holding preliminary discussions with his representatives.