- Premier League campaigners Chelsea want Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi this summer
- The Blues finished 5th on the English topflight table last term and will campaign in the Europa League next season
- And they have offered to pay £35m including Alvaro Morata to sign the Argentinean who will miss this year's World Cup
Chelsea have reportedly offered a sum of £35 million and Alvaro Morata in a deal to land Inter Milan superstar Mauro Icardi this summer according to Dailymail.
The 25-year-old striker was impressive for his Italian Serie A side in the recently concluded season – scoring 29 goals in 34 league matches.
He however didn’t make his national team squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup staging in Russia next month.
Reports from Spanish radio station Cadena Ser and also Rome-based Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, the Blues are willing cough out about €35-40 million plus the Spaniard in a bid to sign the Argentine.
Icardi also scored one of the goals that helped his side finished fourth on the Italian table and qualify them for Champions League next season.
Morata also didn’t make the Julen Lopetegui’s squad for Russia 2018 after failing to impressive for Chelsea in all competitions last season.
The former Real Madrid star netted eight goals in his first nine appearances but later went 13 games without scoring a goal as he battled through a persistent back injury.
Meanwhile, Italian champions Juventus have made a bid for Chelsea striker, who might be considering a move away from the Stamford Bridge.
Europa League champions Atletico Madrid, Bundesliga kings Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing Morata.
Meanwhile, Icardi's agent and wife Wanda Nara recently told Radio Metro that there were some 'big clubs' ready to meet the player's €110 million (£96.5million) release clause, labelling the sum as not remarkable given his quality and the current high figures circulating in football.
However, she insisted that Inter remained his priority ahead of a meeting with sporting director Piero Ausilio.
Icardi joined Inter Milan from Sampdoria in the summer of 2013 in a deal worth £11.70 million and his current deal with his present club ends in the summer of 2021.
Previously, NAIJ.com reported that Mauro Icardi was excluded from Argentina's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup staging in Russia.
Despite having an impressive 2017-18 season with Inter Milan, he was overlooked by his national team manager.
Which Nigerian player do you expect to shine at the Russia 2018 World Cup? - Naij.com TV