Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears star striker Jamie Vardy may snub a chance to join them and continue at Leicester City. The Gunners are keen on securing his services as they want to bring him to the Emirates this summer.
The north London club had triggered his £20m ($29m) release clause and are confident of beating Liverpool in securing his signature. However, the Mirror reports Arsenal have braced for a disappointment in landing the frontman.
Vardy had given a word to Wenger that he will give an answer whether he wants to move to the Emirates by Monday (6 June). However, he has remained to stay silent and the situation has worried the Frenchman.
Arsenal are ready to offer him a four-year contract, which will see him earn £120,000-a-week ($175,524 per week). This will see him earn double of what he is earning at the King Power Stadium after he signed a contract extension in February.
Leicester have come back with an improved offer in order to convince Vardy to continue at the club. The Foxes' Thai owners have jumped quickly to resolve the situation and are looking to table an improved offer, which is around £100,000-a-week ($146,270 per week).
Vardy made it to England's 23-man squad for Euro 2016 and the Three Lions flew to France on Monday. The Times claims England manager Roy Hodgson has issued an ultimatum to the striker to resolve his club future before his national side's opener against Russia on 11 June.
Claudio Ranieri's men have urged Vardy to snub advances from Arsenal and continue at Leicester. Their midfielder Andy King admitted that he would talk to the striker and convince him to continue with the Foxes.
"Yeah, of course," the Mirror quoted King as saying, when asked if he would talk to Vardy and try to stop him from leaving.
"We want all our best players to stay and try to build from there. But what he decides to do is up to him. Was I surprised? No, I don't think so because all of our players have had brilliant seasons and are going to be linked with big clubs.
"For Leicester, it is going to be a summer of speculation of incomings and out-goings. Nothing has happened yet and it will probably be a long transfer window."