Arsenal are in talks to sign Jamie Vardy after triggering his £20million release clause.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to do the deal after his Londoners and several other Premier League clubs were sounded out by England striker Vardy’s representatives.
Liverpool offered the player £140,000 a week, but Arsenal are in pole position because the clause is only available to Champions League clubs.
New champions Leicester will fight to keep their 24-goal top scorer but it is believed the Gunners are closing in on a player currently being paid £60,000-a-week.
Wenger was at England’s friendly with Portugal on Thursday, when Vardy started up front.