Vardy confirms commitment to Leicester City

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has confirmed his commitments to the Foxes, playing down reports linking him with a move away.

The 31-year-old, who in the summer of 2016 turned down the chance to join Arsenal, has been linked with Everton and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea.

Chelsea are known to be looking for another striker as Blues boss Antonio Conte wants to ease the burden on Alvaro Morata.

But ahead of Leicester’s FA Cup fourth-round tie away at League One side Peterborough on Saturday, Vardy insists he isn’t going anywhere.

When asked about the speculation, he said: “Who have I been linked with today? Chelsea, they’ve been linked with everybody haven’t they?”

“You just have to take things like this with a pinch of salt, it’s just rumours. Usually it all gets started by someone throwing a few quid on it at the bookies.”

“I’m a Leicester player and I’m just concentrating on Leicester until the club tell me otherwise and we will be looking to progress to the next round of the cup.”

Leicester’s only signing this month has been Fousseni Diabate and the 22-year-old midfielder, who moved to the King Power Stadium from French Ligue 2 club Gazelec Ajaccio, could make his debut against Peterborough.

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