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Mauro Icardi snubs new Inter Milan deal

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Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has snubbed a contract extension from the club, sparking speculation that he could be on his way out come the summer.

The Argentinian forward has been heavily linked with a move away from the San Siro, with Premier League sides interested in signing him, and after turning down a new deal in Italy, it's likely he will be sold before his current deal expires.

Inter Transfer Plans

Luckily for Inter Milan, Icardi's current deal doesn't expire until 2018, meaning they could still keep him for the next three years before potentially losing him for free. However, the longer he stays with no extension signed, the more his value decreases.

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The 22-year-old has netted 21 goals this season in all competitions for Roberto Mancini's side and was told by the manager that he would be the star man next year as the former Manchester City boss looks to bring the glory days back to the San Siro.

Mancini wants to sign Yaya Toure from his old club and build a team around the Ivorian and Icardi, but the latest contract rejection may dent his plans.

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Premier League Interest

According to talkSPORT, it's Chelsea and Manchester City from the Premier League who are interested in signing Icardi, with both sides keen on adding attacking depth to their squads.

Chelsea currently have three strikers in their first-team, but with Didier Drogba potentially leaving over the summer, Jose Mourinho wants to add a new figure to his attack line.

As for City, they already have four strikers and spent £28million on Wilfried Bony in January, but with Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko both possibly leaving the club, Icardi could be brought in.

Both English sides will be boosted by the news that Icardi has snubbed a contract extension from Inter and will not sign anything until he decides where his future lies.

Italian Media

Reports in Italy are emerging that the Argentinian has refused a new deal and it's now up to Inter what they do with the striker.

As mentioned earlier, Icardi still has three years left on his current deal, but the longer he stays at the club, the more his transfer fee drops, meaning they'd have less to reinvest in the squad.

The Italian media are reporting that Inter offered the star-striker a year extension, meaning his contract would run up until 2019, but they were turned down due to difference in value.

It's believed Icardi asked the club for £3m-a-year, which is a fee that Inter Milan cannot afford.

It's not understood how much the Serie A side would want for the striker - if they do choose to sell - but the quicker they sell, the more expensive he will be for the English duo.

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