Chelsea transfer news: Twist as Mauro Icardi tells Inter of contract snub

Chelsea transfer news: Twist as Mauro Icardi tells Inter of contract snub Featured

By / Transfers / Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:33

Argentina international Icardi has been in talks to extend his stay with the Serie A giants for several weeks now.

Negotiations over a new deal have not yet bore fruit, which has only further fuelled rumours that the 25-year-old could leave Inter this month.

Chelsea and Real Madrid have been linked, while Icardi's wife and agent Wanda Nara has hinted that PSG are also keen.
They claim the former Sampdoria man ‘will not extend his contract with the Italian side and could continue his career at Real Madrid or Chelsea.’

The claim comes less than 24 hours after Nara revealed that Inter have offered Icardi a deal which is nowhere near their valuation.

"Icardi's renewal with Inter is a very long way off as things stand today," Nara told AS.

"There are very important clubs that are interested in signing Mauro and we are very far from reaching an agreement [with Inter]. The figures that are being talked about in Italy about his contract renewal are not accurate.
So far, we have not received a satisfactory offer from Inter.”

Premier League giants Chelsea are rumoured to be interested in snapping up Icardi - whose contract with Inter expires in the summer of 2021 - this month.

The Blues are in the market for a striker following an injury to Olivier Giroud and the prolonged poor form of Alvaro Morata and are allegedly willing to meet Icardi’s £100million release clause.

Nara has hinted the west Londoners are interested in signing Inter’s talisman and that he’s also on Barcelona and Real Madrid’s radars.
“We are not ruling out reaching an agreement at some stage, but at the moment we are a long way off from that,” Nara said of her husband’s contract situation.

"It's not logical for Mauro to renew on the same salary that he receives now. We believe that Mauro is at a superior level.

"We have a very good relationship with the two biggest clubs in Spain who are very interested in Mauro, as well as one in France and one in England."

Icardi is expected to lead the line for Juliano Spalletti’s side on Sunday evening when they welcome Serie B side Benevento to the San Siro in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia.



Cholo Radjavi

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