Brendan Rodgers has been handed a major boost ahead of Wednesday’s first pre-season friendly at Birmingham City.
Striker Jamie Vardy is on the cusp of agreeing a new one-year contract extension at the King Power Stadium, the Telegraph say.
The 33-year-old, who claimed the Premier League’s Golden Boot award for his 23 strikes last season, will now remain with the Foxes until 2023 at the earliest, seeing him past his 36th birthday and surpass a decade with the club.
Since his now famous £1m move to Filbert Way from Fleetwood Town in 2012, Vardy has created quite a legacy at the club, scoring 123 goals and playing for England at a major tournament, as well as guiding the Foxes to a Premier League title victory and Champions League campaign.
His goals last term helped City finish fifth in the top flight and secure themselves a place in the Europa League, and after a frustrating end to the campaign, Vardy’s contract extension is another timely boost to Rodgers.
The news comes on the back of Vardy’s teammate James Maddison agreeing a new four-year contract with the club, but they do expect to lose defender Ben Chilwell to Chelsea before the end of the week.
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Chilwell is understood to be on the verge of penning a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard’s Blues set to pay £50m for the England left-back.