Chelsea lodge £22m bid for South American goalscoring ace – report

Chelsea are looking to bolster their attack this summer after winning their first Premier League title for five years and a £22.2 million bid for Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi has been lodged, according to Sportmediaset.

Icardi has scored an impressive 23 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions for Inter this season and although the club were keen to tie him down to a new deal, it seems the striker is now having second thoughts.

The 22-year-old has been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool as well as Chelsea as a move to the Premier League looks to be a growing possibility.

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And the latest reports out of Italy suggest that Chelsea have submitted a £22.2 million bid in the hope of winning the race for the Argentina star.

Didier Drogba does not look likely to sign a new contract with Chelsea, leaving just Loic Remy and Diego Costa as forward options, so Jose Mourinho will be desperate to bring in another quality forward this summer.

The Blues have wrapped up their first Premier League title since 2010 but Mourinho knows he must strengthen to keep Chelsea at the top of the table next season.

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