Arsenal left in shock as London rivals ready £35m bid to muscle in on lethal strike target

Mauro Icardi

Though separated by mere miles, the mood of both our Arsenal and West Ham supporting locals couldn’t barely be more different.

The former are in a malaise, while the latter (despite Swansea’s show yesterday) are feeling rather upwardly mobile.

Imagine the delight for the Hammers then following reports they are preparing an audacious move for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi this summer, according to Football Italia.

The Argentine marksman is one of the most exciting prospects in world football, though has struggled for consistency this season under Roberto Mancini.

Still, his exploits in front of goal over the past few years have not gone unnoticed, with the likes of Arsenal strongly linked with the 22-year old.

Now, the report claims the Hammers are ready to splash a record breaking €35m bid to land him, as well as meet his huge wage demands.

With a move to the Olympic Stadium on the way, the East London outfit have been linked with a host of top names as they look to make a marquee signing.

Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi is also said to be under consideration, as they look for a big name forward to mark their seismic stadium switch.

Would Icardi fit in at West Ham? Is he worth the hype? 

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