Jose Mourinho has struggled with his attacking options at stages this season, and recent injuries to Diego Costa and Loic Remy have left Chelsea looking rather weak up top as Didier Drogba is not the player he used to be and is having to settle for cameo roles.
Chelsea’s lack of depth in their forward department has fuelled speculation that Mourinho will bolster his options and £22 million-rated Inter Milan striker, Mauro Icardi, could be on the move to the London club, according to the Metro.
Icardi has netted 16 Serie A goals in 28 appearances this season for the Nerazzurri and the Italian club are reportedly already on the look out for his replacement, with Mario Gomez and Edin Dzeko two players linked.
Chelsea could well delve into the transfer market for two strikers this summer as Didier Drogba will turn 38 next season and hasn’t scored in his last 23 appearances. His contract is up at the end of the current campaign and it is still unclear what is next for him.
Diego Costa is currently sidelined with his recurring hamstring issue and despite scoring 20 goals this season, 19 have been in the Premier League, and his lack of goals in the Champions League ultimately cost the Blues in Europe.
Loic Remy has netted seven goals in 26 appearances but missed out in the weekend’s win over his former club Queens Park Rangers through injury.
Chelsea have failed to maintain their scintillating form they showed at the start of the season but they have that early season run to thank for still being ahead in the race for the title.
Icardi could be a key player at Chelsea next season, not only for giving Mourinho an extra option, but also helping to keep his other strikers on their toes in the form of healthy competition.
Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Icardi and the young forward could be the subject of a fierce transfer battle between some of Europe’s biggest clubs this summer.
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