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Chelsea have Joined the race to sign Inter Milan Striker

thehardtackle: As reported by the Daily Mail, Chelsea have joined the race to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who is on loan at French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Icardi fell out of favour at Inter Milan during the second half of the 2018-19 campaign and, as a result, was loaned out to PSG last summer, with an option to make the transfer permanent for a fee of £62 million.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed a fine campaign with Les Parisiens, grabbing 20 goals and 4 assists in 31 appearances across all competitions, playing a key role in PSG’s Ligue 1 title triumph in what was a curtailed season in France due to the coronavirus.

Having been impressed by the Argentine, PSG are keen on making his transfer permanent before next season, but are unwilling to pay the £62 million transfer fee. Instead, they have made a bid of £54 million (£44.7 million plus £8.9 million in add-ons), which Inter Milan have reportedly rejected (h/t The Sun).

This has allowed Chelsea a chance to swoop in and make an attempt to sign the 27-year-old centre-forward. The Blues have enjoyed a solid enough campaign under new manager Frank Lampard. At the time of the suspension of football, they were in the fourth position in the Premier League table.

However, there remain a few key areas in the squad that need to strengthened this summer, the most important being the centre-forward slot. While Tammy Abraham stepped up brilliantly in his first full-season with Chelsea, his form has dwindled since the turn of the year.

Furthermore, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi haven’t featured heavily under Lampard this season. Either one of them or both could be sold in the summer transfer window, even though Chelsea extended the former’s contract by another year.

So, it makes sense that Lampard & co. are eyeing a move for a world-class striker in the transfer window. While RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner has also been mentioned as a target, PSG dilly-dallying over the transfer fee for Icardi has opened up an opportunity for Chelsea to make a move for the 27-year-old.

Along with Chelsea and PSG, Juventus and Napoli are also in the running to sign the eight-time capped Argentine international, while Manchester United are also closely monitoring the situation. It remains to be seen if PSG do agree to meet Inter’s asking price, or the ongoing standoff allows Chelsea to snap up the striker’s signing in the summer.

Source: Published by thehardtackle

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TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
1 month ago

He’d be a good addition to the Chelsea team…buh i doubt if he’d agree to play for academy Chelsea

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
1 month ago

I don’t know why they want to sign him, he is too old for me, we have better options in premier league like Raul Jimenez

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
1 month ago

In Icardi, u get a quality striker but u will get tired of him wen his wife’s mouth starts 2 run.. reason y inter wants 2 get rid of him

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
1 month ago

To me icardi is too old for dat price

Sunday Bose
Sunday Bose
1 month ago

There are other young and promising footballs out there. Well it’s his luck

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
1 month ago

Good one

Dele Braimoh
Dele Braimoh
1 month ago

Icardi is a good striker which I would love to be on my team any day but I hope his pride and stubbornness will let him play good footnall

Victor Destiny
Victor Destiny
1 month ago

Chelsea should make this deal happen for Icardi. He will be of great boost to Chelsea striking force and the team as a whole

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
1 month ago

I don’t think if Icardi will be willing to sign forr Chelsea but i believe he will be a great addition to that Chelsea team if he finally signs

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
1 month ago

Wish him all the best in any club he sign for

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
1 month ago

He is a quality player and Chelsea really need a striker

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
1 month ago

I’m not surprised, Icardi would be a good addition to the team

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

Icardi is a good player . But PSG will be okay for him

Ajagu Joseph Samson
Ajagu Joseph Samson
1 month ago

Thanks for the information

Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
1 month ago

My opinion is that icardi will upgrade Chelsea and bring competition in the striking department but his moral is in question.

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
1 month ago

Having been impress by the Agentine

JOSEPH VICTOR MOSES
JOSEPH VICTOR MOSES
1 month ago

That’s is all about Chelsea they love to buy player and they have one problem, and is not well OK with someone they try to buy some player and this one is on loan may God help Chelsea ooooh

Pablo chidiebere
Pablo chidiebere
1 month ago

He is a good striker

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
1 month ago

That’s not nice.

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
1 month ago

I wish Chelsea best of luck if they sign icardi as well

Atte
Atte
1 month ago

If Chelsea can possibly sign Icardi, then that would be one of the best signing ever. The guy has so much experience on the pitch and can bang goal. He is one of Inter’s wiz kids.

Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
1 month ago

Still a rumour, but i think mauro joining the blues will be a massive boost to the side, i hope they can match inter asking price.

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Icardi is the best striker currently available for any top team in Europe.
He has been a prolific goalscor seasons now,very consistent and a nice Captain.
Any team to win his service will be stronger than ever.

Tosin ogunsuyi
Tosin ogunsuyi
1 month ago

This guy is atop player that can help boost the moral of Chelsea if brought

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
1 month ago

Chelsea should do everything possible to get this guy his very good

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
1 month ago

I don’t think psg will lose him to Chelsea, maybe at the end of it they will agree for the money but if Chelsea are willing to sign him they should better go for the price inter Milan agree for before anyother team take over.

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
1 month ago

Icardi can change the attacking dept of Chelsea with his experience and goal scoring prowess. Frank Lampard shouldn’t only join the race he should make sure he gets him

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
1 month ago

Chelsea we definitely fail out to finalize the deal because they hardly spend big on big players.

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
1 month ago

I don’t if Chelsea can sign him because the transfer fee is high

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
1 month ago

That’s nice

Chima franklyn
Chima franklyn
1 month ago

He’ll be a squad booster for Chelsea if they finally get him

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
1 month ago

I hope it works out fine whichever way it goes.

Olayinka Njoku
Olayinka Njoku
1 month ago

I hope Chelsea should go for him , he is a quality striker.

ojelabi babatunde
ojelabi babatunde
1 month ago

that is a good one,chelsea is really in need of strikers……..

Mohammed Nma madiwu
Mohammed Nma madiwu
1 month ago

Nice update