The rumours of Mauro Icardi to Arsenal are gaining a lot of pace, and with the player’s wife and agent proving she was in London by turning on her location on Twitter, there’s been some excited fans.
Corriere dello Sport on Wednesday play along with all of this and dedicate pretty much an entire page to the potential deal, as well as reveal some of the details of the contract the Premier League club are reported to be offering him.
The 23-year-old Argentinean striker has had two very successful seasons at Inter Milan since joining from Sampdoria, and was made captain by Roberto Mancini last year.
The idea behind this, as per Olivier Giroud’s agent, would be to provide strong competition for Olivier Giroud, not to replace him, especially with Danny Welbeck injured as often as he is.
The Italian newspaper claim that Arsenal are prepared to offer the Argentina international £96.5k/week to convince him to move to London, which is a relatively big increase on his current £61k/week deal at Inter Milan.
As for the price Wenger and co. will have to shell out to acquire the player from Inter Milan? Between €45-50m (£37.6-£41.8m).
Erick Thohir, Inter’s president, has previously said the player was unsellable, but we all know that, a few players aside, everyone has their price.
Expect a lot more on this in the next few days.