Just a few days ago it was being reported that Arsenal were set to hold transfer talks next week with the Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, as a possible alternative to his fellow countryman Gonzalo Higuain who seems to have been priced out of a move to the Gunners with the ridiculously high valuation by his Serie A club Napoli.
But there could be more bad news around the corner for Arsenal, because just like with our pursuit of Higuain, the Italian champions Juventus are also interested and The Sun have reported that his wife and agent Wanda Nara has suggested that the forward could be close to joining the Turin club.
Nothing is dome and dusted yet but if things do progress then Arsene Wenger could find that the talks planned for next week are about a week too late as we see yet another summer transfer target slip out of our reach. This would be very annoying but to be perfectly honest I do see Icardi as an inferior option to Higuain.
He did score 16 goals for Inter Milan last season and at 23-years old time is on his side but he still has just one full international cap to his name while the Napoli star is in the form of his life after breaking the long standing Serie A scoring record by hitting 36.
If we are not going to sign Higuain, however, would Icardi have been a good option?