Brazilian Leonardo added: "There's no point following rumours and gossip".
"He is here right now". Seeing as he is here, he needs to get down and actually do something for this team.
Vardy, who has retired from worldwide football, is also far from an ideal fit for "Sarri-ball", with his game more reliant on counter-attacking into space than fox-in-the-box goal poaching.
Father-figure Sarri will believe he is the man to get the player firing on full cylinders after his prolific spell in Naples saw him hit 71 goals in 104 appearances, and will believe a rejuvenated Higuain can fire Chelsea to a top-four finish in the table. However, this season Higuain hasn't been quite so productive in front of goal and he has struggled to win over the AC Milan fans.