Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has told Maurizio Sarri that he has no intention of leaving the Italians in the January transfer window.
There has been a lot of media speculation over the last few weeks which suggested we were ready to delve into our transfer kitty in the winter window and splash over £90 million to acquire the services of Icardi, who has already hit nine goals this season for Milan.
It is no secret a section of the fans have jumped on the bandwagon of many pundits who claim Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata need to be sold and replaced with a striker that can actually find the back of the net, as we simply cannot rely on the goals of star man Eden Hazard throughout the whole season.
And reports suggested that Icardi was the Italians top transfer target with some reports even claiming that he would be open to a move to Stamford Bridge after failing to agree a new contract at Milan, as they are not prepared to offer him the £8.5 million a year he would like.
He was quoted on the Metro website: ‘I do not know if everything that is published is true. I always say that I am very good with my family at Inter, I have no intention of leaving.
‘Offers came in the summer but I have neither the need nor the desire to leave. Offers always arrive. At the moment I am very calm and I am focused on what we are doing with the team of which I am a captain. We are going to play in the Champions League and the offers will not move me.’
Is it a loss that Icardi wants to stay at Inter? here are out thoughts.
The man had a stunning season in Serie A last season with his 29-goals and there is no doubt that he is one of the best strikers in world football, but I would prefer we tried to sign a striker that would be around for more than a few seasons, as Icardi is no spring chicken anymore.
So yes I would love to see the guy stut his stuff at Stamford Bridge, but at the end of the day I don’t want to see the clubs waste money on a striker that will be past his best in a few years, especially since Sarri is hoping to build a side that can dominate for the next ten years.
It is no big loss as there are a number of strikers out there that we could sign, who could do a better job than Icardi.