Jamie Vardy to decide on Arsenal move on Monday

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For years, Arsenal fans have looked to David Ornstein to confirm or deny any transfer stories doing the rounds. If his Twitter account stays quiet, it's false. If he says it's true, it's almost definitely true.

You don't get a nickname like 'The Ornacle' unless you have a reputation for calling it right.

Indeed, it was only when the BBC journalist confirmed that Arsenal had met the release clause of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy that the excitement really started. Now, he has offered a tantalising update.


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A new report, published on Sunday evening, says the 29-year-old will make his final decision on Monday before he leaves with England for Euro 2016.

The Three Lions are due to fly out to their luxury Chantilly base from the not so luxurious Luton airport at 11.30am, by which time it is expected that Vardy would have come to a decision.


Arsenal have made a £20m offer for the man who scored 24 Premier League goals last season, triggering a clause that was only valid for clubs competing in next season's Champions League. They have since offered him a four-year deal worth £120,000-a-week, doubling the wages he currently earns at the King Power Stadium.

But Leicester are keen to keep him and are believed to have made him a counter offer, which he can choose to accept or reject. It is unlikely that Leicester will be able to compete with the terms that Arsenal are offering, but they are hoping the former Fleetwood Town striker is convinced to stay regardless.

However, Leicester appear to be preparing themselves for the worst and have been linked with a £10m bid for Watford's Troy Deeney should Vardy decide to move to London.

Urged to wait

In another report by the respected Mirror journalist John Cross, it is claimed that Vardy has been urged to wait until at least Tuesday before making a decision. He claims that the Foxes have not yet launched a counter-offer and need 24 hours to prepare it.

However, England boss Roy Hodgson has made it clear that he does not want transfer business distracting his squad meaning today could be the last day for Vardy to decide.

Arsenal could theoretically complete the medical in France before England's first game, against Russia on the 11th, but only if Hodgson gives them permission.

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