There appears to be a three-way fight developing to sign the world's next big thing, as Mauro Icardi has been linked with a move to either Tottenham, Chelsea or Liverpool, according to the Daily Express.
But the Argentine will not come cheap, as Icardi's current club, Inter Milan, are only willing to listen to offers that reach their hefty asking price of £28 million.
His Internazionale career began in 2013 and since his arrival at the San Siro, the 21-year-old has scored an impressive 16 goals in 33 appearances for the Serie A club, which has subsequently pricked the ears of the Premier League trio.
But before his arrival at the San Siro, Icardi had a very eventful playing career which began at Barcelona. Due to the sheer high quality and prowess of players at the Nou Camp, the Argentine found life at the Catalan club severely hard and suggested a loan move would do him the world of good.
He went out to Italy on a six month loan to play for Sampdoria, but due to his impressive stint with the club, he finally signed in the summer of 2012 where he made 33 appearances and netted 11 times.
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Brendan Rodgers is walking on very thin ice with just four wins in Liverpool's Premier League campaign with 12 game weeks passed. With his job on the line, a vital January transfer could save his bacon as Icardi's goalscoring prowess could bring success to Anfield.
Spurs have a few goal scoring issues of their own. Roberto Soldado is persisting with his unreliable form for the club and without a goal in open play in the league since joining from Valencia in the summer of 2013, it has to be said that Mauricio Pochettino will be on the lookout for a new strike partner for Harry Kane, who unlike Soldado has proved his ability in front of goal.
As far as Chelsea are concerned, Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster his attacking options. With the ageing Didier Drogba and the constant injury crisis that swarms Loic Remy, a new forward may be the answer at Stamford Bridge.
When you look at Inter's goalscoring record this season, Mauro Icardi has cashed in with seven of their eighteen goals so far in this years Serie A campaign, so it has to be said that the Italian club would struggle without his services.
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