Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare is standing firm and it looks unlikely speedy hitman will move before deadline
Ronald Koeman has made a shock swoop for the Foxes frontman with Chelsea bidding £40million for the England star’s services.
Jamie Vardy is a target of Everton and Chelsea
Jamie Vardy has previously turned down a move to Arsenal
The Toffees are of course without Romelu Lukaku after his successful switch to Manchester United.
And Koeman believes another striker to bolster the Goodison ranks is just what he needs – despite already spending more than £100million, say the Mirror.
Vardy turned down a move to Arsenal last summer but London rivals Chelsea believe he may be open to a switch this time round.
And it could make sense.
Vardy signed a new deal last year worth roughly £100,000 a week after an unforgettable season in which he led Leicester to the Premier League title.
But that 5,000-1 miracle looks like being just that – a miracle with little chance of being repeated.
Leicester’s Jamie Vardy grabs a brace in strong start to the season against Arsenal
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Chelsea 2-0 Everton: Alvaro Morata makes history as he and Cesc Fabregas grab the goals to inflict Everton’s first defeat of the season
Craig Shakespeare is putting his foot down over Jamie Vardy
Ronald Koeman and Antonio Conte are battling it out in a late move for the Foxes striker
Manchester United 2-0 Leicester: Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini come off bench to fire Red Devils to victory
Vardy would have Champions League football with Chelsea this season and Everton look in a good spot to challenge for it next year, too.
Yet it remains to be seen how serious Everton would be on Vardy.
Koeman has previously revealed an interest in signing Chelsea’s AWOL striker Diego Costa.