Chelsea are eyeing up a potential move for Mauro Icardi this summer amid doubts over his future at Inter Milan.
Icardi, 27, was loaned out to Paris St-Germain by Inter this season and has been in solid goalscoring form for the French champions.
The Argentina striker has netted 19 goals in 28 appearances so far, helping Thomas Tuchel’s men build up a 10-point lead at the top of Ligue 1.
According to FC Inter News, PSG have an option to buy Icardi outright for £54m in the summer transfer window.
Icardi has to ‘endorse’ the move himself, although the player and wife Wanda Nara are open to heading back to Inter next season.
Nevertheless, Antonio Conte’s side would prefer to cash in on Icardi having spent £73m on Romelu Lukaku last summer.
Lukaku has settled in well at the San Siro, bagging 22 goals in 33 games this term.
If PSG are not interested in taking Icardi off their hands permanently, though, Inter could offload the centre-forward to Chelsea instead.
The Blues are said to be interested in signing Icardi amid Frank Lampard’s desire to bolster his attack.
It is believed they had ‘taken information’ on his situation and could come back in with a concrete offer when the summer window opens.
And Chelsea are interested in bringing the Argentinian to Stamford Bridge
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Real Madrid and Juventus are also reportedly monitoring Icardi for any ‘possible developments’.
But Chelsea manager Lampard has been desperate to sign another striker since seeing their two-window transfer ban lifted in December.
He missed out on a number of key targets in January, including Lyon frontman Moussa Dembele.
But Icardi, currently on loan at PSG, is also attracting interest from Real Madrid and Juventus
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