Chelsea are all set to suffer a fresh setback on their reported chase of Argentine striker Mauro Icardi.
The Inter Milan captain has been in excellent form over the last few seasons and is considered one of the finest strikers in Europe at the moment. He was recently hailed by Chiellini as being one of the two deadliest strikers in the box alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
The strong displays of the Argentine at San Siro has seen him draw interest from multiple suitors across Europe. Real Madrid and Chelsea are said to be reportedly chasing the striker’s signature and want to bring in Icardi to their respective clubs.
Chelsea have had a fresh start to the new season with an entirely new brand of football, courtesy of Maurizio Sarri. The players have had more license to attack but Chelsea still have issues upfront with both Morata and Giroud failing to convert their chances.
This saw Icardi’s name doing the rounds at Stamford Bridge. However, it would now seem that Icardi is set to extend his stay at San Siro.
His agent and wife – Wanda Nara – has hinted that he’s putting pen to paper on a new deal. She posted on Twitter: “It’s 00.30 and I still read the pages of the renewal @MauroIcardi”.
Moreover, Icardi himself played down the possibility of a move right now from Italy. “I do not think this is the right time, given the results – and I’m fine where I am,” he told Corriere dello Sport when asked about Real’s interest.