Report: West Ham still want Mauro Icardi, Inter Milan won't listen to bids below £33m

Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring a goal against Frosinone.

West Ham are reportedly still in the race for Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi.

Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring a goal against Frosinone.Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring a goal against Frosinone

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Atletico Madrid and West Ham United are still keen on Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi - but the Italian's won't even listen to bids below €40m (£33m).

Icardi, 23, was on the books with Barcelona before moving on to join Italian side Sampdoria in 2011, and after ten goals in the 2012-13 season, the Argentine earned a big move to Inter.

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There have been controversies along the way, but Icardi's time at the San Siro has largely been a success, even if his nine-goal debut season fell a little short of expectation.

Icardi did hit 27 goals during the 2014-15 campaign, and another 16 goals last season, cementing his position as one of Italian football's deadliest strikers.

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Unsurprisingly, his goalscoring exploits have now triggered interest in his signature, with Gazzetta Dello Sport reporting that West Ham United and Atletico Madrid are both still keen on signing Icardi this summer.

However, it's claimed that Inter won't even listen to any bids below €40m (£33m) - a fee which may not rule out Champions League finalists Atletico and their Argentine boss Diego Simeone, but would price West Ham out of the running.

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West Ham certainly have money to spend on a new striker this summer, and Icardi would fit the bill as a goalscorer to boost the club's attacking options as they head into the Olympic Stadium.

However, £33m on a controversial striker with little experience outside of Serie A would be a major gamble, and the money may be better spent on a player with a proven Premier League record, like Christian Benteke of Liverpool or Manchester City's Wilfried Bony.

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