Chelsea could sign 25-year-old deadly striker from Serie A giants

January 12, 2019

Chelsea target Mauro Icardi is reportedly still far apart from agreeing on a new contract with Serie A giants Inter Milan, according to his wife and agent Wanda Nara.

The player’s agent has revealed that the Argentinian forward is not close on agreeing on a new deal with San Siro giants, with his current contract set to run out in 2021

Speaking on TV show Tiki Taka, the player’s wife said, via Fox Sport Asia:

“We are very far, or rather, we are not as close.

“I have to sit down and talk and I have not done it yet, which has been written. It makes me laugh when I hear that Icardi has no market, I think Inter can pay for the renewal, the priority is to stay in the Nerazzurri, obviously.”

South American forward had been rumoured with a move to Chelsea, with the Blues looking to strengthen their offensive end ahead of the new season.

With Alvaro Morata misfiring, and Olivier Giroud only really used from the bench, Maurizio Sarri needs a proven goalscorer.

However, with Icardi’s agent revealing his priority is to remain in Milan, Chelsea may have to look elsewhere to sign a new frontman.