Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has seemingly opened the door for a move to Chelsea and the Premier League by saying that he is open to the idea of leaving the San Siro this summer, reports the London Evening Standard.
The 22-year-old Argentine is currently joint second in the Serie A goalscoring charts with 15 goals this season, behind Carlos Tevez and level with Jeremy Menez, and Chelsea have sent scouts to watch him perform his exploits in Italy.
He has yet to agree terms on a new deal at Inter Milan, with Icardi targeting an increase in his wage that will quadruple what he currently earns.
Reportedly wanting £43,000 a week, a figure that is highly unlikely to put Chelsea off, with the Blues on the hunt for a new frontman amid rumours club legend Didier Drogba is set to retire at the end of the season, as well as Loic Remy possibly wanting a move away in search of first team football.
Icardi told CNN: “If there are other clubs who want me, they should discuss this with Inter. If Inter decide to sell me, I’ll pack up and go away.”
Talks between Icardi and the club have frustrated the striker, who has not been given a new deal since arriving in Milan from Sampdoria two years ago.
“Regarding my pay, my salary, that I don’t ‘earn a lot’, these are things that are a result of two years ago when I came to Inter. To me, it was a good contract. I signed the contract with the excitement and desire to prove my worth and be an important player for Inter. Now, after two years, I still have this contract.”
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