Vardy rubbishes Blues rumours

26 January 2018 07:51:53 EST

England international striker Jamie Vardy has dismissed speculation linking him with a possible move to Premier League champions Chelsea.

The 31-year-old frontman is currently preparing with the rest of the Foxes squad for an FA Cup fourth round clash with Peterborough United on Saturday and showed little interest in the rumours surrounding his future.

He told reporters: "Who have I been linked with today? Chelsea - they've been linked with everybody, haven't they? You just have to take things like this with a pinch of salt, it's just rumours.

"I'm a Leicester player and I'm just concentrating on Leicester until the club tell me otherwise."

Vardy has scored 11 times for City so far this season, including 10 in the Premier League and has found the net four times in his last seven appearances.

Meanwhile, recent signing Fousseni Diabat could be handed a debut against the Posh following his arrival from Gazelec Ajaccio.

Foxes head coach Claude Puel said of the Malian attacking midfielder: "I think he is ready and I think perhaps he will have some game time in this match to help us get further in the competition.

"He is a good profile and has good attributes. He has great pace, he is very quick, and he has a lot of possibilities. It will be not a problem for him."

Leicester are 3/5 to win in normal time at London Road, with the draw priced at 10/3, while City are 12/1 to go all the way and lift the FA Cup this season.

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