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Vardy turns down Arsenal to agree new Leicester deal

The England star has rejected an offer from the Gunners to commit his future to the Premier League champions, it was announced on Thursday.

Vardy turns down Arsenal to agree new Leicester deal

England striker Jamie Vardy has given Premier League champions Leicester City a huge boost after rejecting the advances of Arsenal to agree a new contract at the King Power Stadium.

Improved four-year contract

The Gunners had triggered the 29-year-old's release clause of £20 million earlier in June, with the North London club reportedly offering him wages of £120,000 a week.

But Vardy, who is currently on international duty at Euro 2016, has reached a deal with Leicester over an improved four-year agreement.

Vardy grabbed England's equaliser against Wales at Euro 2016.

Deal to "end recent speculation"

"Both parties hope that this announcement will end recent speculation regarding Jamie's future and confirm his long term commitment to Leicester City Football Club," read a statement issued by the Foxes on Thursday.

Vardy, who had only signed a fresh Leicester deal in February, scored 24 league goals last season as Claudio Ranieri's side stunned their bigger rivals by winning the title by 10 points.