Metro have Chelsea fans looking up with interest here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they note that the Blues could well have beaten two of their Premier League rivals to Mauro Icardi.
The Inter Milan forward has been linked with a move to the Premier League for some time now and as one of our regulars notes over a pint and a burger at the bar with out landlord, there are no shortage of clubs in the top flight of English football who are looking for striking reinforcements.
Among those teams are Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, both of whom have been struggling for the goals this season.
However, we think that the Blues would struggle to fit Icardi into their line-up with three capable forwards already in the squad in the form of Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy.
Sadly for Liverpool and Tottenham however, the young starlet has reportedly claimed he wants to join Chelsea and has no interest in any other clubs – especially ones in La Liga.