Jamie Vardy will make a decision concerning his future after this summer’s European Championship, according to reports.
Vardy was the subject of a £20m bid from Premier League runners-up Arsenal over the weekend, with the 29-year-old forward offered £120,000 a week on a four-year deal at the Emirates.
It was reported that Arsenal wanted to complete the signing of the Leicester striker before he traveled with the England squad to France for Euro 2016.
However, Tuesday morning brought claims that Vardy was reluctant to leave the Premier League winners, and that the silence concerning Arsenal’s offer was ‘deafening’.
The 23-man England squad arrived in France on Tuesday ahead of their Euro 2016 opener against Russia on Saturday, in which Vardy is expected to feature.
According to Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph and John Cross of the Daily Mail, both reliable when it comes to the Gunners, a decision will be made concerning the player’s future only after the tournament ends.
Vardy is thought to be keen to concentrate on his efforts at the Euros, and has reassured head coach Roy Hodgson that the speculation will not hinder his performances.
‘Vardy hopes postponing a decision on his future and also clear-the-air talks with Hodgson will boost his chances of starting this weekend,’ writes Cross.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal wait for the striker then continue to pursue him when the tournament finishes, or whether they will now approach new targets.