Striker due in London for Arsenal talks ahead of potential £42m move

By on July 17, 2016

According to the Express, striker Mauro Icardi is due to fly-in to London this coming week to hold talks with Arsenal ahead of a potential £42m move from Inter Milan.

Arsene Wenger has been desperately trying to bring in another striker this summer after missing out on Jamie Vardy following his decision to stay with Leicester City and sign a new contract.

All the talk over the past week has centered around our swoop for Gonzalo Higuain but with the Napoli hitman’s release clause set at an eye-watering £78m, it looks like Arsene is now looking at cheaper alternatives.

The Express cite reports coming from Sky Italia that claim Arsenal have turned their attention to Mauro Icardi and the Inter Milan striker is supposedly due to fly to London for face-to-face talks over the coming days.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a move away from the San Siro this summer amid reports of a contract dispute but the newspaper says that Inter would demand at least £42m for the Argentinean international’s signature.

These reports come just days after Icardi’s wife and agent, Wanda Nara, was quoted in the Evening Standard as saying that Arsenal were among a whole host of clubs who’ve put forward offers for the striker so we could yet face stiff competition.

Icardi is a hugely talented striker and he’s scored 52 goals in 105 appearances for Inter since joining them from Sampdoria in 2013, so he has a decent record in front of goal.

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I personally don’t think he’s on the same level as Higuain just yet but he’s five years younger so has plenty of time left over to develop his game further, so I think he’d be an exciting signing if we could wrap-up a deal this summer.


  1. Isingoma Edward

    July 18, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Mauro Icardi is a fantastic striker, am in full support of Arsene wenger to sign him if its not just mummers.

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  3. lslam lbrahim

    July 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Higuain 29yrz for £78m? please arsene just buy @Mauro Icardi 23yrs;52 goals in 105 dats amazing

  4. phemy

    July 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    icardi is better

  5. sadat

    July 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Kindly Mr Wenger buy that striker from intermilan we realy need him to partner with Giroud.

  6. grtmc

    July 18, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Icardi is much better

  7. Arthur nkpera

    July 18, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    For my contribution Icardiis better

  8. Jugbenu

    July 19, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    It’s been days now and Mauro Icardi is yet to arrive North London for an acclaimed transfer discussions with the amighty Arsene Wenger and Arsenal Board. Stop fooling your fans and exclude Arsenal from the ongoing summer transfer. Wenger will be the one to cry and burst bottled water on the touchline bench when season battle begins.

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