Jamie Vardy has stated Arsenal’s interest in him is the last thing on his mind, as he is focused on his international duty with England.
The Leicester City man turned in 24 goals for the foxes, helping them to a maiden EPL title. Arsenal were prompted into action and are rumoured to have triggered his release clause, believed to be worth £20 million.
Asked if he had anything to offer with regards to the Arsenal links, Vardy told Saturday’s news conference at England’s Chantilly training base: “Nothing at all.
“I’m just here completely focusing on England and that’s all I want to do at the moment.”
Hodgson may have been prompted to take Vardy aside and focus his state of mind during England’s time in France, but the player himself insists such steps have not been needed.
“There was nothing like that at all, no one-on-one chat or anything,” he said. “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.”