Arsenal have made a bid for Jamie Vardy in an attempt to sign the England striker from Premier League champions Leicester City.
The offer is reported to be in the region of £20m and has triggered the release clause in his contract.
Vardy, who is currently preparing for Euro 2016, scored 24 goals for the Foxes as they were crowned champions in one of sport’s biggest upsets.
The 29-year-old joined City in a £1m move from Fleetwood in 2012.
Vardy rose through non-league football after being released by Sheffield Wednesday at 16 for being too small.
He was named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year for 2015-16.
Since making his England debut in 2015, he has scored three times in eight games.
Arsenal, who finished second in the league, have already signed Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.