Premier League giants Arsenal view Inter’s star forward as a perfect fit to their squad.
Mauro Icardi’s name has been thrown around the transfer rumour mill all summer, with things heating up over the last week. Infamous tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail reports that Arsenal are eyeing Icardi as a replacement if their reported deal for Alexandre Lacazzette falls through. Arsenal have been looking for a number 9 for quite some time as Olivier Giroud is not cutting it for the Gunners.
Icardi’s agent and wife Wanda Nara has been flying back and forth from London to Milan fuelling speculation of a move to the Premier League. Maurito’s name has been linked to Napoli, whom Inter have reportedly rejected a 70 million Euro transfer according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. The partenopei are seeking to replace the large void left by the departure of Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus. Inter management have stressed Icardi is not for sale as he is the centerpiece of the nerazzurri. Arsenal has reportedly offered Inter 60 million Euros.
Napoli are set to meet with Inter next week on a new offer for Icardi. Despite Napoli’s money, Arsenal’s status as a top club in the richest league in the world could prove too much. Icardi is one of the best young strikers in Europe and may see his talents more recognised in the Premier League. Icardi is currently with Inter on their International Champions Cup roster in the United States. Details on a possible move to follow.