Mariner backs Sarri to comeplete £90 million Chelsea deal for Inter Milan superstar Icardi

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ESPN FC pundit Paul Mariner has backed Maurizio Sarri to make the right call about signing Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi for Chelsea.

Alvaro Morata has only recently found some form in a Blues shirt and has netted 5 times in his last six games, while former Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud has only found the net once this season, despite being a regular in the starting line-up.

And although Sarri has started the new season in fine form, those are not the kind of goal-scoring numbers that he wants from a striker at the club and is keen to bring in a forward that is able to score between 20-30 goals a season, something with Icardi is able to manage after netting 29 in Seria last season.

Icardi is one of the best strikers in world football and has regularly been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with the Argentine forward already scoring nine times for the Italians this season.

There has been some speculation that he could indeed leave the Italians over the next few transfer windows, after failing to agree new terms on a contract which has been in negotiations for the last six months.

And despite admitting he is happy at the Italian giants, Mariner has backed Sarri to make the right call on a potential deal for Icardi.

“We’ve banded on about Morata,” he said on the TMW website

“I think what Chelsea are doing is they are exploring their options. Can they get Icardi? Will they want to sell him? I wouldn’t want to sell him.

“So would it be a good move? I’m not quite sure. Sarri knows way better than I do whether he would fit into Chelsea and fit into the Premier League.

“He’s a goalscorer, he puts the ball in the back off the net for fun. So, I like Morata, I’ve been banging the drum for him. But I’m going to say that would be a good move for Chelsea.”

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