Mauro Icardi 'honoured' by Chelsea transfer talk

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Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has admitted that he's honoured to be linked with a move to Manchester United or Chelsea, but insists that his main focus is on his current club.

The Argentine striker has been strongly linked with a move to England since the Summer, when Arsenal and Chelsea were the two teams hoping to sign him, but since then, United have entered the race and are keen to land him at the end of the season.


The 21-year-old has scored 13 goals so far this season in Serie A and is highly-rated in his homeland and in Italy, and a move to the Premier League could be on the cards in the future.

Both United and Chelsea are said to be looking for a striker to sign in the Summer, with Radamel Falcao set to leave United and Didier Drogba set to leave Chelsea.

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The Colombian hasn't impressed during his loan spell at Old Trafford, and due to his high wage, officials at the club aren't sure they want to keep him on a permanent deal.

As for Drogba, his contract expires in the Summer and could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge and Jose Mourinho believes Icardi is the perfect player to replace the Ivorian.


However, when questioned about his future and the links to England, Icardi played down the reports and insisted that he's fully focused on his current club.

‘I’m not interested in rumours, what counts is winning with Inter,’ the 21-year-old said.

He then added that it is an honour to be linked with clubs like United and Chelsea and how he'd love to play in the Champions League.


‘But if the ones are real about Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool then I’d be honoured, because they are big clubs, but I’m already in a great team where I can win something important.

‘I would certainly like to play in the Champions League, it’s what every player wants and it would give me a boost towards wearing the shirt of Argentina.’

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