Chelsea Contact Inter Milan Over Mauro Icardi

Chelsea and Real Madrid have contacted Inter Milan over Mauro Icardi’s availability after the striker was axed as captain, according to reports.

The Argentine star has been heavily linked with a move away from the San Siro after demanding his side publicly apologise to him for stripping him of the captaincy.

Inter are adamant they do not want to sell the forward – who has also been linked with an incredible swap deal with Juventus’s Paulo Dybala. 

However, Chelsea, Madrid, and rivals Napoli have now joined the Serie A champions in reaching out to Icardi over a summer transfer move, according to Sport Mediaset. 

Icardi’s future remains up in the air after the Italian giants unceremoniously replaced him of the club captaincy and dropped him from the first-team squad.

The Argentine is convinced the reason for him being replaced as skipper by Samir Handanovic is due to Inter having already decided to offload him in the summer.

The San Siro club have claimed there is no link between the decision to strip Icardi of the armband and the current contract stand-off.

But last week, Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda’s car was struck by a rock while she was driving near Inter’s ground with her children and she has also received death threats.

The Argentine’s current deal expires in 2021 and last month, Wanda confirmed no offer had been made and that the striker was ” far away” from agreeing fresh terms.

When all is said and done, with 122 goals in 210 games for Inter, there will be no shortage of suitors if Inter do decide to sell their prized asset.

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