Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes top-target Jamie Vardy will remain at Leicester for the next season, despite triggering his release clause.
The Gunners triggered the £20million release clause in the England striker’s contract earlier this month.
But Vardy, who scored 24 goals for the Premier League-winning Foxes last season, was remaining tight-lipped when quizzed on his future on Saturday.
However, Arsenal boss Wenger expects the former Fleetwood frontman to remain at the King Power Stadium.
He said: “Jamie Vardy is, at the moment at Leicester and from what I know he will stay at Leicester.”
Vardy grabbed a vital equaliser as a substitute in Thursday’s 2-1 win over Wales.
“No, nothing. I am here completely focused on England,” he said when asked about his future at the weekend.
Vardy also confirmed he hadn’t spoken to boss Roy Hodgson about any transfer speculation.
“I want to stay focused. We’re here to represent England and that’s all I want to think about.”
Vardy’s comments come shortly after vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha revealed Leicester are increasingly confident they can keep hold of their top scorer.
But Srivaddhanaprabha told the Daily Mail: “You will see the news very soon, but I think he will stay.
“I think so, let’s see. We need to build the team. We keep continuing to believe that we can do something special in the Premier League and the Champions League.”