Arsenal have intensified interest in signing Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi this summer and the Metro claimed Arsene Wenger has “taken a personal look at him”.
The 23-year-old, who could leave the Italian giant this summer, has caught the attention of several club including Premier League rivals Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City but Wenger is said to be keeping a close a close watch on him.
The Gunners boss is planning a rebuild of the squad ahead of next season with a view to bringing in impressive talents to the club to mount a serious title challenge both in the league and in Europe.
Olivier Giroud performance has been below expectations and he is yet to find the back of the net since January. The France striker has been linked with a move to German club Wolfsburg. And there has been increasing speculations concerning the future of Alexis Sanchez at the club.
Reports claimed the Chilean, amid interest from Bayern Munich would fancy a reunion with Pep Guardiola who will take over reins at Manchester city in the summer.
Arsenal could land the Inter Milan captain for £25 million this summer, according to the Mirror. The source also claimed Wenger is aiming to strengthen the squad with a new back-up keeper, a centre-back, midfielder and a forward with a special focus on the youths. Both David Ospina and Wojeiech Szczesny future at the club continue to be in doubt with the pair looking for first team action elsewhere.
We have been linked with a host of forwards including the likes of PSG Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski as well as Chelsea Dominic Solanke. But an attacker of Icardi’s pedigree should represent a good purchase.
The Argentine is one of the finest scorers in the Serie A and his clinical finish has brought him 15 league goals this season despite short supply from the midfield.
Despite short supply received from the midfield, the Italian Striker if signed to arsenal this summer would be an impressive purchase for the FA Cup defending champion and in thus, playing with skilled midfielders at Arsenal would also be a turnaround for him as well and might end up being among the top and if not, premier league scorer.