Mauro Icardi is claimed to be coming to London for talks ahead of a possible move to Arsenal this summer.
The Argentine striker has been linked with a switch away from his club over the past 18 months, and his wife, and agent, has now been talking up a move following a dispute over a new contract.
Icardi is Inter Milan’s club captain at present, and holds a record of 57 goals in his 91 Serie A appearances for the club, since joining from Sampdoria back in 2013.
The 23 year-old has been linked with moves to Manchester City and Chelsea previously, and more recently linked with talks to join Napoli in replacement for the departed Gonzalo Higuain, but such talks appear to have stalled.
Icardi is now claimed to be set to travel to London to for talks over a potential transfer to the Emirates, with Arsenal desperate to bolster their numbers in attack.
Jamie Vardy has already turned down a switch to the club from Leicester City, while Alexandre Lacazette’s price seems to be increasing by the minute, further increasing the likelihood that he will end up staying with his current side Lyon in France.
The club are also keen on bringing in a defender this month, having lost Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista to injury, while Laurent Koscielny is yet to return to action since international duty, but is still expected to return against Premier League champions Leicester on Saturday.
I have heard some Gunners fans talk about Icardi not being the type of player to fit our style, but I have also heard many a fan say the same thing about a number of our targets. The problem is, we need a goalscorer, and there are not that many out there. We need different types of player to play in different games, and a fresh approach should surely not be frowned upon, considering we have gone some time without a league title.
Could Icardi prove the doubters wrong?