Argentinian Goal Machine Edges Closer To Chelsea Switch As Contract Talks Stall
According to the Metro, Mauro Icardi is edging even closer to a move away from Inter Milan after failing to agree a contract extension. Chelsea are very interested in the 22-year-old who has already scored 19 goals in 34 games this season.
Icardi was close to a 4 year deal that would see him become Inter's highest paid player, but his image rights have proved a costly snag for Inter. The player knows he would have a number of suitors and was rumoured to have already been contacted by Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea would have to pay over £30million to secure Icardi's services, but it's not like they can't afford that. They can also afford to pay Icardi far more than what Inter can offer him.
With Diego Costa not being the youngest and Didier Drogba well past his prime, it makes sense for Chelsea to invest in a striker that could lead the line for many years to come. Icardi seems to fit the mould and his flair, movement and South American tenacity wouldn't go amiss in a Chelsea team that could be even more deadly with a more mobile striker. Chelsea will continue to scout Icardi as they prepare a bid for the summer.