Transfer Shorts

Leicester City vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has told the Daily Mail that he expects Jamie Vardy to stay with the Foxes, as the striker’s release clause increases throughout England’s Euro 2016 campaign.

Vardy was heavily linked to a move to Arsenal days before the start of the Euros but put any decision over his future on hold once Leicester reportedly matched the Gunners’ contract terms, delaying his decision until after international duty with England.

Now, Srivaddhanaprabha, son of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, has stated that he “thinks he [Vardy] will stay,” expecting a decision to be made “very soon”.

This news comes just hours after Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio and his network claimed Vardy’s release clause was on the rise in the past few days.

The deadline for the Englishman’s £20 million release clause was on June 3rd 2016, the day Arsenal are believed to have activated it, whereas that figure now stands at £30 million, according to Di Marzio.

Vardy’s release clause could even reach the £57 million mark, depending on his achievements throughout Euro 2016.

With the Arsenal deal on hold, it remains unclear whether the Gunners would have to pay more than the £20 million they initially thought would be enough to prize away Leicester’s number nine.

Please read the full report here and here.

Juventus and Spain striker Álvaro Morata will be expecting at least £6 million-a-year in wages from his new club, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

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The former Real Madrid man, who is expected to have his buy-back clause activated by ‘Los Merengues’ for the purpose of profit, was on hand to score a brace last night as Spain defeated Turkey 3-0 and breezed into the second round of Euro 2016.

23-year-old Morata is thought to be expecting at least £115,000-a-week, with the interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain likely to heighten the wages to be paid for the striker.

Morata’s agent, Juanma López, is reported to have had a meeting with Real Madrid officials to discuss the transfer yesterday afternoon, but no deal is to be expected until after Spain’s Euro 2016 campaign.

Please read the full story here and here.

Arsenal have joined the race to sign the highly-rated Fulham striker Moussa Dembélé, according to sources close to ESPN.

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The 19-year-old Frenchman is out of contract this summer after rejecting Fulham’s latest offer to extend his deal, with Arsenal looking into his signing to soften the blow of Danny Welbeck’s long spell on the sidelines.

Dembélé found the back of the net 15 times in the Sky Bet Championship last season and has attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Juventus and Galatasaray.

The striker was on the verge of joining bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in January 2016, only for the deal to be scuppered late on in the transfer window.

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Patrick Ribeiro

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