Inter Milan are reportedly ready to cash-in on striker Mauro Icardi this month after contract talks with the Argentinian broke down, reports The Express.
The 21-year-old has been closely monitored by English duo Chelsea and Liverpool, with some reports suggesting that potential £30 million bids may be in the pipeline, and with talks about an extension all-but over, Inter are ready to cash in on him now.
Icardi, who joined the club from Sampdoria back in 2013, has gone on to make 40 appearances for the Serie A side, scoring 19 goals along the way, but his overall game has seem some people label him the new Cristiano Ronaldo.
Despite flourishing for Inter, Icardi has only been rewarded with one international cap for Argentina, but with a move to the Premier League on the horizon, his reputation may increase.
Both Chelsea and Liverpool have been closely monitoring Icardi since the summer, with both Premier League clubs expected to sign strikers either this month in at the end of the season.
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Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers are in dire need of more firepower going forward after failing to replace Luis Suarez at the end of last season.
The Uruguayan joined FC Barcelona after the World Cup and Rodgers decided to replace the star with Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert from AC Milan and Southampton respectively.
With the two new faces struggling for goals and Daniel Sturridge's injury concerns mounting, Rodgers is expected to add a new striker to his squad this month.
As for Chelsea, they signed three strikers over the summer in Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba, but with the latter set to leave at the end of this season, Jose Mourinho is back in the market for another attacking option.
With both English clubs on the lookout for a new forward, Inter think now is the best time to cash-in on their star, especially after a new contract is not likely to be agreed.
According to reports in Italy, Icardi asked the club for a huge pay-rise which they simply couldn't afford due to financial reasons.
The club are even more tempted to sell now after the arrivals of Lukas Podolski and Xherdan Shaqiri on six-month loan deals from Arsenal and Bayern Munich respectively.
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