Arsenal working on £35M deal to sign Chelsea strike-target

Arsenal are believed to be working on a deal to sign Mauro Icardi for £35 Million, the Metro claims.

The Argentine ace has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League over the past 12 months, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all linked, but signed a new contract with his current club in June.

Icardi is now under contract until 2019, which is likely to boost his previous price-tag, although that has failed to deter the Gunners, who are pursuing a deal regardless which is said to be around £35 Million.

The Inter forward finished as joint-top goalscorer in the Italian top division last term, and has helped his side to currently sit on top of Serie A with four goals so fat this season.

Arsenal lost Theo Walcott to injury in October which is expected to return next month, but the England international has suffered a number of setbacks in recent seasons, and cannot be considered a long-term option for the central striking role.

Olivier Giroud is the main striker to play up front, but has dropped in form following the lack of competition for the role.

Updated: November 30, 2015 — 12:55 am
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