Metro have Chelsea fans salivating at the mouth here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that the Blues are ready to make their admiration of Mauro Icardi official.
The Blues had reportedly been willing to wait until the summer to make a bid for the Inter Milan player.
However, after Atletico Madrid made it clear that they were willing to not only make a cash offer for the player but also include Mario Suarez in the deal, Jose Mourinho wants to secure the Argentine forward now and will not risk losing him.
Icardi has been prolific over the last couple of seasons in Serie A and is scoring roughly a goal every couple of games.
We think the young forward is the reason Chelsea were unwilling to make a bid for Swansea City’s Wilfried Bony this January as they look to land the 21-year-old instead.
Chelsea fans. Do you know a lot about Mauro Icardi? Would he represent an ideal addition to replace Didier Drogba when he retires or moves on? Let us know your thoughts below.
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