Inter Milan issues! Chelsea close in on sensational £90 million deal for Icardi
Icardi is one of the best strikers in world football and netted an impressive 29-goals for the Italians in Seria A last season, as he elevated his status to one of the most deadly forwards in Italy.
His performances for Milan have caught the attentions of boss Maurizio Sarri over the last few months, as we have struggling forwards in the squad and are keen to spend big in the coming transfer windows to try and challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.[the_ad id=”238″]
However, it seemed we were all set to miss out on Icardi after the striker admitted he is happy and the Italians admitted that they did not want to sell their biggest asset.
But the San Siro club are, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, in line to receive sanctions from UEFA for breaching Financial Fair Regulations.
And the governing body are said to have informed Inter they need to balance their books and raise €50million (£44million) by June or risk facing sanctions, meaning they may have to offload Icardi on the cheap.
Icardi currently has a release clause of around £90million in his current contract, and already has netted seven times in Serie A this season, while also chipping in with two assists.
Could Chelsea convince Milan to sell in January? Here is what we think.
Selling their biggest star half way through the season may not be the smartest business decision the Italians ever do, as it could cost them the chance of getting back into the Champions League and challenging Juventus for the league title.
But if we can offer an amount that is hard to turn down, like the £90 million fee, then they will sell to help ease their financial problems, and the Premier League would be getting a natural born scorer.
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