Arsenal are desperately searching for a world class striker in the transfer market. The North London club have been heavily linked with Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain and Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette recently.
Now, the agent of Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has revealed that Arsenal have enquired about the availability of the Argentinean.
Icardi’s wife Wanda Nara, who also acts as his agent, also dropped the names of clubs like Atletico Madrid, Tottenham, Napoli, and AS Roma. Nara’s comments clearly suggest that all is not well between the 23-year-old and his current club.
She told Corriere della Sera (via Evening Standard): “We want to stay in Milan. People say I am a mercenary, but I am not. [Inter] have to say the truth. They can’t say Icardi is not for sale and then talk to other clubs.
“I’ve asked for a renewal because the club had promised me a renewal. Last year we accepted their conditions, but they have to keep their promises.
“There are many offers, but I do not negotiate with other clubs. I only talk about Mauro’s contract, that’s my role, not doing negotiations. Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Arsenal have made contact. Napoli and Roma are also interested now.”
However, it is very unlikely that following the signing of Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar, Tottenham would move for another striker this summer.
In another transfer news, Arsenal winger Joel Campbell has been linked with a move to La Liga club Valencia.
Spanish source Estadio Deportivo claims that the Gunners are keen to offload the Costa Rica international, who failed to convince manager Arsene Wenger last season.
The 24-year-old signed for the North London club in 2011 but spent the initial years of his contract on loan spells with Lorient, Real Betis, Olympiakos and Villarreal.
Campbell scored four goals in 30 appearances for Arsenal last summer. Serie A club AC Milan are also said to be interested in the 24-year-old winger.