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30th Aug, 2017 | 1:31pm

Emphatic late decision made on £100,000-a-week international wanted by Everton - report

By Harvey Byrne

Premier League side Leicester have emphatically decided they will block forward star Jamie Vardy’s exit this summer amid interest from Everton and Chelsea, according to a report.

The Mirror have claimed via their website that the 30-year-old current England international is wanted by the Toffees and that Ronald Koeman’s side are making a bid to hijack Chelsea’s £40million move for him.

However, the Foxes are unwilling to let Vardy depart and with just over 24 hours remaining of the transfer window the 2016 Premier League champions have decided late on that they will block any move for the pacey attacker.

Leicester themselves are said to paying Vardy a staggering £100,000-a-week after he agreed a new deal last year and it is reported by the Mirror that he knows he will be able to earn more at both Goodison Park and Stamford Bridge.

However, with three years still remaining on his contract Leicester hold the power over the striker, who has already bagged twice in three Premier League matches this season.

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Football Insider verdict:

Everton are seemingly struggling to get a new first team forward over the line with this Vardy update alongside Cardiff insisting that Kenneth Zohore won’t be sold amid interest from the Toffees. Vardy would have certainly been the better of the two and the 2016 Premier League winner has shown his class in the English top-flight. However, due to that ability he is also very much needed at Leicester and it is clear why the Foxes are keen to keep hold of him.

In other Everton transfer news, the Toffees have been installed favourites to sign this Barcelona player.

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