Argentina striker's war of words could reignite West Ham and Tottenham interest

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur could reignite their interest in Argentina striker Mauro Icardi after his high profile fall out with Inter Milan fans.

Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi reactsInter Milan's Mauro Icardi is going through a tough time

Icardi has issued a public apology on Instagram in an effort to repair his relationship with the club's fans after the Nerazzurri captain was involved in a series of heated exchanges with the infamous 'Curva Nord' ultras.

It follows the release of Icardi's autobiography Sempre Avanti in which he criticised their behaviour, as reported by Sky Sports.

He has since been subjected to abuse during matches, was goaded after missing a penalty in a 2-1 defeat to Cagliari where an illicit banner aimed at the striker was unveiled before the game.

Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring a goal against Frosinone.Icardi's position at Inter could be untenable

In a desperate bid to save his career at the San Siro Icardi wrote on Instagram: "I'm sorry. Sorry for the fuss that's been created.

"I simply recounted the incident according to my memories. I didn't want to offend or disrespect anyone."

His position at the club now seems untenable, though, and that could well play into the hands of Hammers boss Slaven Bilic and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Both London rivals were linked with Icardi over the summer and was said to have been one of Bilic's main targets, as reported at the time by the likes of the Mirror.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

According to the reports Hammers co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold were willing to sanction a bid of upwards of £40 million to secure his signature.

He was also strongly linked with fellow Serie A side Napoli as well as Arsenal and Spurs, with Pochettino keen to bolster his forward line for another assault on the Premier League title.

Pochettino is getting the best out of Son this season in Harry Kane's absence through injury.

Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi looks dejectedInter Milan's Mauro Icardi looks dejected

But he could hold the trump card over Bilic should the clubs reignite their interest in the 23-year-old given he is a fellow Argentine.

With the January transfer window just over two months away, both club will be assessing their respective targets with West Ham badly struggling in the forward department as they try and salvage their season.

Meanwhile Spurs will want options if they are to enjoy success domestically and in Europe.

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