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Mauro Icardi wants Chelsea transfer

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Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi is reportedly keen on signing for Premier League giants Chelsea, but would reject a chance to join Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid.

The Argentina international is one of two Inter Milan players that are wanted by English sides, as Mateo Kovačić is another star currently being monitored, but Icardi has his eyes set on one move and one move only.

The 21-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to England in recent weeks, with Liverpool and Spurs both highly interested in signing him, but according to reports in Italy, the forward would only consider leaving Inter for Jose Mourinho's Blues.

The Argentinian ace has been at the San Siro since 2013, when he completed a switch from Sampdoria, and after making 36 league appearances for Roberto Mancini's side, his signature is highly sought after.

In those 36 games, Icardi has netted 17 goals, and has been seen as the perfect signing for both Mauricio Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers, with both their sides struggling for goals.

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Pochettino currently has Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane at his disposal, whilst Rodgers has Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini, with Daniel Sturridge still sidelined with an injury.

Goals have been hard to come by for the striking options, and Icardi is high on the list of both clubs, but if reports are to be believed, the Argentine is only thinking of a move to Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho, who use to manage at the San Siro, has been monitoring Icardi in recent months, and is thought to be impressed with the 21-year-old, and will make a formal move for him in the summer, despite having Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba at the club already.

Spanish Interest

Along with the English interest, La Liga champions, Atletico Madrid are also said to be interested, but it's believed that Icardi is not interested in a move to Spain.

The starlet is likely to leave Inter in the near future, especially after the club's director admitted the club cannot keep hold of their stars when the big clubs come sniffing.

"I’ve learned that no player is off the market in football, it doesn’t work that way," he is quoted as saying by The Metro.

"It’s possible to keep Icardi and [Mateo] Kovacic although there are other clubs have more appeal than us. [But] I’m confident that Icardi, Kovacic and Dodo want to stay with us.

"If then a big club arrives that wants them, at some point it would be right to make them happy."

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