The Gunners hope to complete their shock £20million swoop for Jamie Vardy in the next 24 hours. They have begun formal negotiations after triggering Vardy’s release clause at Leicester City, and the deal is expected to be completed before the start of Euro 2016. The 29-year-old wants a four year
deal worth around £120,000-a-week which is double his current Leicester contract. According to the Guardian (UK), Arsenal want to sign the striker after learning that Danny Welbeck will miss nine months due to injury. Vardy scored 24 goals in the Premier League last season to lead Leicester City to their first Premier League title. It was also disclosed that Arsene Wenger wants to get all his transfer businesses done before the start of EURO 2016 having failed to sign an outfield player last summer. Recall that Arsenal completed their first signing of the summer with Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka pictured with the new club jersey in a photo shoot. The Gunners are believed to have agreed a fee of around £30million for the 23-year-old, who will add leadership, excellent technical ability and a penchant for a red cards to their midfield. The photos of Xhaka in an Arsenal shirt emerged on twitter and they looked real with the midfielder wearing the club’s new jersey.