Atleti linked to shock Vardy move

Atletico Madrid have been linked with a shock move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, say reports in the English press.

Los Rojiblancos are keen on reinforcing their attacking ranks with Antoine Griezmann reportedly set to depart for Barcelona this summer.

The Daily Mirror states Diego Simeone is a massive fan of the England international, whom he faced in the 2016-17 Champions League quarter-finals.

The 31-year-old has two years remaining on his Foxes contract and this may represent his last opportunity for a move to a major European club, having previously rejected Arsenal’s advances.

Vardy netted 23 goals in all competitions for Leicester last season, and would cost the Europa League winners in excess of £20m (€25m).

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