Jamie Vardy set to sign new contract with Leicester City

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Jamie Vardy is poised to hand Leicester City a further boost by signing a new contract.

Though a move in January was always highly unlikely, with Leicester chasing Champions League qualification for the first time, Vardy had been heavily rumored with a move away from the King Power Stadium at some point.

Chelsea and Manchester City have both previously expressed their interest in the England striker, however, Vardy is now set to sign a contract that ties him to Claudio Ranieri's side until 2019.


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Keen to both ward off potential suitors as well as recognising Vardy's achievements, Leicester have acted decisively and are prepared to greatly increase the £40,000-a-week contract the former Fleetwood player is currently on.

In a highly unpredictable year, even by Premier League standards, The Foxes have been the story of the season, with their star striker the main protagonist.

Having begun his senior career playing non-league football, Vardy has taken English football by storm this year by scoring in 11 consecutive league games to break Ruud van Nistelrooy's record.

The 29-year-old still tops the Premier League goalscoring charts with 16, whilst a further run of form could see Roy Hodgson pick Vardy for this summer's European Championship.

Leicester currently sit top of the Premier League, three points ahead of City and Arsenal prior to their trip to Anfield on Tuesday evening.

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