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Riyad Mahrez & Vardy score high in Ballon d’Or vote

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy. Credit: PA Images

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy have been ranked 7th and 8th respectively in the Ballon d’Or vote.

Mahrez scored 17 goals to help fire the Foxes to a historic Premier League title during 2015/16.

Vardy scored 24 goals last season before a memorable first hat-trick for the Foxes at the weekend

The prestigious award crowns the best player in the world and was won by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Vardy & Mahrez nominated for Best Fifa Men's Player

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Leicester City players Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez are among the shortlist for the best FIFA Men's Player Award 2016.

A shortlist of 23 candidates has been picked by experts from the committee including stars such as Sergio Agüero, Gareth Bale and Ronaldo.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony in Zurich in January.

Both players, who helped the Foxes lift the Premier League title, have also been nominated for the prestigious Ballon d'Or award.


Vardy and Drinkwater named as substitutes for England v Slovakia match

Jamie Vardy (left) and Daniel Drinkwater. Credit: PA

England and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy and midfielder Danny Drinkwater have been named as substitutes for the England v Slovania match.

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Vardy explains why he turned down Arsenal move

Jamie Vardy is staying put. Credit: PA

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says he rejected the opportunity to join Arsenal due to "unfinished business" at the King Power Stadium.

Vardy was heavily linked with a move to the North London club, but elected to stay with the Premier League champions instead.

It's not been put out there that I have always said the boys, the close-knit brotherhood, is unbelievable and for me, there's a lot of unfinished business here

I feel that the club is only going one way and that is forward, that's why I want to be a part of it. It wasn't that big (the decision) when I think about it. It was quite easy and this is where I want to be.

– Jamie Vardy speaking to Sky Sports
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Wenger believes Jamie Vardy will stay at Leicester

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted he expects Jamie Vardy to stay at Leicester.

The Frenchman appears ready for defeat in his chase for the striker after the Gunners triggered his £20million release clause.

Vardy is currently with England at Euro 2016 and scored in their 2-1 win over Wales on Thursday. He has insisted he would not make a decision on his future until after England's involvement in France ended.

Arsene Wenger believes Jamie Vardy will stay at Leicester City Credit: PA

But Wenger, in an interview with Chinese TV, said he believes the 28-year-old is ready to remain loyal to last season's shock Premier League champions.

He said: "Jamie Vardy is, at the moment, at Leicester and from what I know, he will stay at Leicester."

Leicester made a counter offer to Vardy, who only signed his most recent contract until 2019 in February, to try to convince him to stay at the King Power Stadium, although it is understood they could not match Arsenal's deal.

Jamie Vardy: It was an 'unbelievable feeling' to score for England

Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy says it was an "unbelievable feeling" to score for England in the Euro's against Wales.

Vardy spoke to the media earlier today ahead of England's Group B match against Slovakia on Monday night.

He scored England's equaliser against Wales on Thursday - a match which England won in injury time to take them top of their group.

Leicester's Jamie Vardy helps England to victory over Wales

Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy Credit: Owen Humphreys / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester City's star striker Jamie Vardy made a fantastic impression when he came on for England at half-time against Wales to score the equaliser.

Daniel Sturridge, who also came off the bench, earned England the vital win with a late goal.

England went into half-time behind following a Gareth Bale free-kick.

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