Mauro Icardi "unhappy" at Inter Milan amid Tottenham transfer speculation

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Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has admitted that he is frustrated at the San Siro.

One of the worst kept secrets in the Premier League right now is that Tottenham Hotspur are targeting a striker in the January transfer window.

Emmanuel Adebayor has successfully alienated the entire population of North London now, whilst Roberto Soldado still hasn't lived up to his £26m price tag.

The emergence of Harry Kane is a boost, but manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to add some firepower in the New Year - and he's been strongly linked with a move for Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi.

Icardi, 21, has been something of a controversial figure off the pitch, but on the field he's proven himself to be a very effective centre forward.

In 15 starts this season, Icardi has hit eight goals, leading to speculation of a move to Chelsea, Tottenham or even Atletico Madrid.

And their hopes of landing the Argentine international have increased after it was reported in Italy that Icardi is unhappy at the San Siro.

New manager Roberto Mancini chose to start Pablo Osvaldo and Rodrigo Palacio in the defeat to Roma last weekend, only bringing Icardi on after 82 minutes.

In keeping with his volatile nature, Icardi is reportedly 'frustrated' at his role under Mancini, and his discontent at the San Siro will only serve to intensify rumours over his future.

That will be great news for Pochettino, who could see £25m-valued Icardi as the solution to his striking woes as we approach the winter transfer window.

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