If this is true then I have to wonder why Arsene Wenger and his transfer team at Arsenal did not push to get this transfer deal done during the January window, so the talented striker from Serie A could have given the Gunners a timely boost as we go in search of a first Premier League title since 2004.
From what the report in Metro says about our plans to sign the 22-year old Argentina international Mauro Icardi and the players reasons for wanting to leave his current club Inter Milan, you get the impression that a concerted effort from Arsenal might well have seen the young striker at the Emirates Stadium right now.
The report claims that Icardi has already told his agent to find him a new club after he fell out with the Inter boss Roberto Mancini recently. So Wenger is apparently confident of getting his man in the summer with an offer in the region of £20 million and for a player that was the top scorer in Italy’s top division last season with 22 goals and has scored nine from just 20 games so far this time that seems pretty cheap in today’s transfer market.
But should Arsenal have gone all out to get him to help us this season?