Jamie Vardy gave a huge boost to champions Leicester on Thursday by rejecting an offer from Arsenal to sign a new contract.

The 29-year-old striker — presently on duty with England at the Euro 2016 finals — agreed to an improved four year contract offer from ‘The Foxes’ and spurning Arsenal’s advances after they activated a £20million ($30m) release clause.

“Both parties hope that this announcement will end recent speculation regarding Jamie’s future and confirm his long term commitment to Leicester City Football Club,” read a curt statement from the club.

Vardy, who had only signed a new contract with Leicester in February this year, scored 24 goals last season as Claudio Ranieri’s side stunned their bigger rivals by winning the title by 10 points.

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