Jamie Vardy is not letting a potential transfer from Leicester to Arsenal distract him from the job in hand with England at Euro 2016.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with Vardy, with a £20million offer reportedly on the table, but they could not push through a deal before Euro 2016 got underway.
Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha is confident Vardy will stay, but the striker side-stepped the subject ahead of England’s Group B encounter against Slovakia.
“No, nothing at all,” he said when asked if he had any update on his club future. “I am just here completely focusing on England. That’s all that I want to do at the moment.”
The speculation over Vardy’s future continues and is a situation England manager Roy Hodgson had been keen to avoid, so that the players can “stay focused” on the job in hand.
The England manager does not appear too concerned about this situation, though, as the striker revealed they had not spoken about putting his club future on the back-burner until the end of Euro 2016.
“No, there was nothing like that at all,” Vardy said. “(There was) no one-on-one chat or anything. That’s how I want to be and how I want to stay focused. We’re here to represent England and that’s all I want to think about.”