Mauro Icardi's agent fuels Chelsea transfer speculation with latest comments

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After another disappointing result against Tottenham on Tuesday night, it's fair to say that Chelsea are in need of a new striker. 

The Blues were actually the better side at Wembley - and many fans and pundits believe that they should have taken at least a 1-1 draw into the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. 

Once again though, it was clear that Maurizio Sarri's side are lacking up front as they failed to put the ball in the net, despite having good opportunities to do so.

Luckily for Chelsea, the January transfer window is open and there's a chance for the club to strengthen over the next few weeks. 

Unsurprisingly, a number of big-name strikers have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, including the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Mauro Icardi and even Callum Wilson. 

Although it appears that AC Milan's Higuain has emerged as Sarri's number one target, Icardi, who plays for Milan's rivals Inter, could be an easier player to land. 

That's if comments from his agent are to be believed. 

ABOVE INTER'S OFFER 

After the Argentine's name was linked with a move to London, the player's wife and agent, Wanda Nara, has fuelled speculation that he's very much open to a move away from the San Siro. 

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"Icardi's renewal with Inter is a long way off as things stand today," Nara revealed to AS, per the Mirror.

"There are very important clubs that are interested in signing Mauro and we are very far from reaching an agreement [with Inter].

"The figures that are being talked about in Italy about his contract renewal are not accurate. So far, we have not received a satisfactory offer from Inter." 

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As well as revealing that Inter and Icardi are far off agreeing on a deal to extend his contract, Nara suggested that her client deserves a much higher salary.

CLUBS ARE INTERESTED

Interestingly, she believes that a number of big clubs ready to offer that to him. 

"It is not logical for Mauro to renew on the same salary that he receives now. We believe that Mauro is at a superior level," she continued. 

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"We have a very good relationship with the two biggest clubs in Spain who are very interested in Mauro, as well as one in France and one in England."

Although she doesn't mention any clubs by name, it's not too hard to infer which clubs Icardi's agent is talking about. 

It also sounds like Chelsea would stand a very good chance of signing the striker if he really is a target, as many papers are reporting. 

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