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Mauro Icardi is the perfect Didier Drogba replacement

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Mauro Icardi has evolved into a promising forward. He's displayed his finishing ability in Serie A this season with 14 goals in 24 matches played so far.

Still at the tender age of 21, he has a long way to go. His counter-attacking style of play may not suit the current style of play that Chelsea choose to employ, but his neat passing and sharp finishing would become a lethal asset for Chelsea should they opt to sign him.

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With Didier Drogba likely to retire when his contract expires this summer, Chelsea are in need of new options up front. Loïc Remy has shown his quality and Diego Costa has progressed well in his first season in England, but Icardi would add depth to a light forward line.

Icardi has shown himself capable of scoring in any fashion; right footed shots, left footed shots, and headers. His finishing ability would no doubt benefit Chelsea and bolster their front line. Coming off the bench, he would be a deadly asset.

Time

The Argentine has time on his side and under Mourinho he could evolve into one of the best centre-forwards in the world. Although he may not receive much playing time this season, he would be a promising player for the future of Chelsea. Squad depth is necessary, and with the Blues looking weakened and tired in recent games, squad rotation is necessary.

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Depth

Adding Icardi to a strong front line may not be Chelsea's priority but it would underline their ambition to keep up their strong claim for the Barclay's Premier League crown.

Manchester City's recent acquisition of Wilfried Bony has displayed their ambition to have a well-stocked forward line and Chelsea's possible move for Icardi would add a fresh, promising, and lethal presence to their ranks. By making a move for Icardi, Chelsea would make a statement of intent to their Premier League opponents. 

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Manchester City
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Jose Mourinho
Loic Remy
Diego Costa
Chelsea
Wilfried Bony
Serie A
Inter Milan

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