Report: Icardi chooses Chelsea over Tottenham

Inter Milan

According to the latest reports, Inter striker Mauro Icardi is holding out for a move to Chelsea despite interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

Argentine marksman Mauro Icardi continues to attract interest from other clubs despite Inter's miserable current plight.

Icardi has been one of the few bright lights for the struggling Serie A side and the 21-year-old has been linked with Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea.

Over the last few weeks it has been suggested that Tottenham are closing in on Icardi, but the Daily Express claims that the talented goal getter has his heart set on another London destination.

The paper reports that Icardi wants to join Chelsea at the end of the current campaign and has ruled out signing for either Spurs or Liverpool.

It is estimated that Icardi will set any suitor back £16.5 million, but that price tag won't necessarily put Chelsea off.

As a youngster, Icardi was fought over by Barcelona and Real Madrid while Arsenal and Liverpool were also said to be in the frame. He eventually chose Barcelona before moving on to Sampdoria.  

With 17 goals in 36 games for Inter, Icardi has become hot property in Serie A, but he has struggled with the weight of the goal burden he has had to shoulder.

At Chelsea, Icardi would have much better service and wouldn't need to pick up so much of the slack, and it appears that the front man may have made his decision.

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