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King: We want to keep Leicester together but Arsenal move up to Vardy

Leicester City midfielder Andy King does not believe Jamie Vardy's potential departure will affect the club's spirit.

The 29-year-old striker, who scored 24 goal as the Foxes remarkably won the Premier League title last season, is being heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this summer.

Regarding the reports of Vardy's possible exit, Wales international King admits he would like to keep the current crop together at the King Power Stadium but can understand if players have other agendas on their mind.

"I wasn't surprised when I heard about Vards because all of our players have had brilliant seasons and are going to be linked with big clubs," said King, who is in France with the Welsh squad ahead of Euro2016.

"For Leicester it is going to be a summer of speculation of incomings and out-goings. Nothing has happened yet and it will probably be a long transfer window but I don't think it will affect the squad.

"It is 25 players in a squad and, if one or two decide they want to go and play their football elsewhere, we wish them all the best. We want to keep our best players and hopefully add to that."

"We want all our best players to stay and try and build from there. But what he (Vardy) decides to do is up to him. We have a tournament and I am really focused on Wales now.

"I will deal with Leicester when I get back, but for the next five or six weeks it is about Wales and what we can hopefully do in the tournament."

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