Chelsea have made the first move in what is likely to turn into a bidding war for in-demand Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.
The 25-year-old is on the radar of several of Europe’s top clubs, including Real Madrid, but has yet to decide if he will leave Inter at the end of the season, stating in a recent interview that he can see himself at the Serie A club “when I am 30 years old.”
Icardi in the frame for Stamford Bridge
However, Chelsea have made an opening offer of 63 million euros for the striker’s services as question marks have started to emerge over Álvaro Morata’s suitability for the Premier League after the former Real Madrid striker’s move to Stamford Bridge last summer.
Italian journalist Fernando Czyz has said that Icardi’s wife and agent, Wanda Nara, has received the offer, which is more of a statement of intent and a nod to Icardi that Chelsea are interested than a firm bid: it is unlikely in the current market that a seven-figure sum will tempt Inter to part with their captain and star player.