Chelsea target Mauro Icardi could be available for just £34m – but Inter want to sell to Juventus

The Argentinian striker is currently in limbo at Inter after being dropped from the squad and stripped of the captaincy.

It is believed to be over his delays in signing a new contract with the Italian giants.

His current deal ends in the summer of 2021.

That has alerted Chelsea, who only have a deal for Gonzalo Higuain in place until the end of the season.

Icardi would provide a younger and cheaper option, with the striker believed to be available for just £34million.

But according to AS, there is set to be a fair amount of competition for the 26-year-old goalscorer.

Napoli and Juventus are also eyeing Icardi, with Inter preferring to thrash out a deal with Juve above all else.

That is due to the positive working relationship between the two clubs due to Inter CEO Beppe Marotta previously being a director at Juve.

Icardi's wife and agent Wanda said last month that Inter were yet to offer the striker a new contract.

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The 32-year-old TV host and model has been openly critical of Inter's transfer policy, and has even taken a swipe at performances on the pitch.

Chelsea made their interest known during the past transfer window as they looked for a replacement for Alvaro Morata, who left for Atletico Madrid on an 18-month loan deal.

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