Inter alert Premier League sides as €25m striker could leave ahead of deadline

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After being dropped for the Milan derby on Sunday night, Inter striker Mauro Icardi could be set to quit the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Monday.

According to the Metro, Arsenal were amongst the English sides interested in the Argentine forward earlier this month, but it is unclear as to whether or not the Gunners or any of their Premier League rivals remain interested in a possible purchase.

The Nerazzurri captain was benched for the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday, and after coming on as a substitute in the second half, he was guilty of missing a penalty that could have changed the game with Inter trailing 1-0 at the time.

Roberto Mancini’s side went on to lose 3-0, and it would have certainly added to the Italian tactician’s frustration as reports continue to suggest that there is tension between the pair.

Icardi signed a new deal until 2019 last summer and was also handed the captain’s armband at the start of the campaign which suggested that he had a pivotal role to play at the club.

However, as things progressively get worse, it remains to be seen whether or not Inter will be tempted into selling him if an offer of around €25m comes in ahead of Monday’s deadline, as reported by Football Italia.

The 22-year-old has scored eight goals in 19 appearances so far this season, which is in stark contract to his prolific form last season. Coupled with criticism from Mancini through the media, albeit sarcastic in nature according to the former Manchester City boss, the young striker’s future in Milan looks very uncertain.

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