Serie A giants set to snub Arsenal and Liverpool bids for 25-goal striker

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Mauro Icardi

According to reports from TuttoSport via Football Italia, Inter Milan are set to reject offers for Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool target Mauro Icardi in January. 

After finishing last season as Serie A’s top scorer with 22 goals in 36 appearances, a number of Premier League sides targeted the 23-year-old during the summer transfer window, most particularly Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Icardi appeared to end speculation over his San Siro future by signing a four-year contract extension in June and later accepting the Nerazzurri armband, but rumours of an abrupt departure have resurfaced in recent weeks amid a significant slump in form. The Argentina international had scored just three goals in ten appearances before this weekend’s round of fixtures and was dropped by manager Roberto Mancini for a title clash with Roma prior to the international break.

That appears to have rekindled interest from the Premier League trio, who have all been tipped to launch £25million bids when the transfer window reopens in January. Inter Milan want to make further additions to their squad in the new year but would have to sell players to raise funds; with Icardi seemingly less important to their efforts than this time last year, he seemed like a strong candidate to leave the San Siro.

But according to TuttoSport, Inter Milan President Erick Thohir has absolutely no intention of selling his star striker and skipper midway through the season and will reject any bids made by Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool. A move next summer, however, is still a possibility.

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