According to the various sources from Italy, Mauro Icardi plans to commit his long-term future to the Inter Milan amid Chelsea and Real Madrid transfer talk.
As Inter’s main striking force, Icardi has claimed the Serie A’s Top scorer title two times during his career at the Giuseppe Meazza.
The 25-year-old Argentinean has scored 117 goals and added 25 assists in 195 top-flight outings at the Nerazzurri, thus emerging as one of the most lethal goalscorers in Europe.
Considered an indispensable first-team player by Luciano Spalletti, Icardi has taken part in 13 games across all competitions this season, having found the back of the net ten times in the process.
Although several major European clubs expressed their desire to secure Icardi’s services, the player is allegedly willing to extend his contract with Inter.
The Argentinean’s current contract with the club is going to run out in 2021, but both sides are eager to prolong their collaboration before the deal enters the final year.
After showing genuine affection for the blue-black shirt, the former Barcelona youth product has become a fan favorite and a symbol of this Inter generation.
However, the Nerazzurri might have to renounce the services of their headline performer according to the latest claims.
Due to the Financial Fair Play regulations, the Italian heavyweights are obliged to collect £44million by the end of June if they wish to keep hold of their biggest stars.
With Chelsea monitoring Icardi’s situation for quite some time, Luciano Spalletti is desperate to bind his captain and prevent him from switching Serie A for the Premier League.
Moreover, Real Madrid is also mentioned as the potential suitors, as Florentino Perez frantically tries to find a reliable attacking solution following Karim Benzema’s mediocre displays up to this point.