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Jamie Vardy set for stunning transfer to Premier League giants

Antonio Conte's search to replace AWOL forward is reportedly set to take him to the Foxes as he plots move for England star

CHELSEA are reportedly considering a move for Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.

Antonio Conte is desperately trying to bolster his strikeforce before the end of this month’s transfer window.


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Chelsea are reportedly plotting a swoop for Jamie Vardy

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Chelsea are reportedly plotting a swoop for Jamie Vardy

Antonio Conte is trying to boost his Chelsea side's firepower

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Antonio Conte is trying to boost his Chelsea side’s firepower

Although big-money buy Alvaro Morata is already off the mark, the Blues still need to replace the outcasted Diego Costa – and the Mirror claim that person is Vardy.

The Premier League champions forked out £67million to Real Madrid for Morata.

But Conte wants another frontman to make up for the absence of last season’s top scorer Costa.

Vardy, 30, fits the profile for the type of forward Chelsea are looking for.

They believe they can get him a lower fee than someone younger in his position due to his age.

The England international made an explosive start to the new campaign as he netted twice in the Foxes opening day loss to Arsenal.

Chelsea need to replace the goal threat of AWOL Diego Costa

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Chelsea need to replace the goal threat of AWOL Diego Costa

Jamie Vardy is the man Antonio Conte has identified

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Jamie Vardy is the man Antonio Conte has identified

Whether they can persuade the 2016 title winners to allow their talisman remains to be seen.

Arsenal thought they had completed a deal to bring Vardy to the Emirates a year ago.

However, the striker rejected the chance to join Arsene Wenger’s outfit and penned a new deal at the King Power Stadium.

Jamie Vardy made an explosive start to the season by netting twice against Arsenal

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Jamie Vardy made an explosive start to the season by netting twice against Arsenal

Antonio Conte also has his eye on another Leicester star

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Antonio Conte also has his eye on another Leicester star

Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Danny Drinkwater

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Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Danny Drinkwater

Meanwhile, Vardy is not the only Leicester star Chelsea are interested in.

They are hoping to complete a deal for midfielder Danny Drinkwater within the next week.