Liverpool and Chelsea look set for a transfer war over Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi.
Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi has attracted the attention of Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea, with Brendan Rodgers to beat Jose Mourinho to the striker’s signature, reports the Mirror.
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The highly-rated Argentina international has impressed at Serie A giants Inter following his arrival at the San Siro from Sampdoria in 2013; so far the striker has netted 19 times in 40 appearances for the club, with 10 goals in 16 league appearances this season.
Injury to Daniel Sturridge and the poor form of new signing Mario Balotelli has left Reds boss Brendan Rodgers searching for a goalscorer this month as the Anfield side struggle for a place in the top four of the Premier League.
However, according to the Daily Star Chelsea have become favourites to sign the 21 year old with Blues boss Mourinho viewing the forward as a potential replacement for Didier Drogba.
Inter sit ninth in the Serie A table and face a serious battle to qualify for Champions League football next season, which could see Icardi head for the exit with the Stamford Bridge outfit almost certain to have a place in the competition next season.