Chelsea and Real Madrid eyeing move South American forward

By | February 28, 2020

Chelsea may reportedly have been dealt a blow to their hopes of sealing the move of Mauro Icardi this summer.

The Argentina international forward is currently on loan at Paris Saint-Germain from Inter Milan and is enjoying an excellent season that looks to have attracted interest from the Premier League.

FC Inter News recently claimed Chelsea were considering a move for Mauro Icardi, and it makes sense that the Blues would look at him as a potential upgrade on what they currently have upfront after an inconsistent season.

Though, according to Don Balon, Mauro Icardi himself seems keen on a move to Real Madrid, which could hurt Chelsea’s hopes of luring him to Stamford Bridge.

The report explains that Los Blancos president Florentino Perez has long been an admirer of Mauro Icardi, but it seems manager Zinedine Zidane is less convinced by him.

Mauro Icardi has 19 goals in 29 matches in all competitions this season, and while it remains to be seen if he’ll stay at Paris Saint-Germain beyond this season, he’s certainly made his mark in Ligue 1.

The 27-year-old forward had his troubles in his last season at Inter, but he’d surely also be welcomed back there if he fancies giving it another go at the San Siro.