Mauro Icardi’s agent Wanda Nara has confirmed that Barcelona are interested in signing the Inter Milan striker.
The Argentinian has also been linked with Chelsea move in recent years but a move has never materialised.
Mauro Icardi’s agent and wife, Wanda Nara, has spoken to AS about her husband’s Inter future and stated the “two biggest clubs in Spain” are interested and a deal at San Siro is “a very long way off as things stand today.” https://t.co/OwgNQk5XsI pic.twitter.com/pFCIKXDSEK
— AS English (@English_AS) January 9, 2019
The 25-year-old’s current contract at San Siro runs until June 2021 but talks over a new deal haven’t progressed.
Meanwhile, Argentina forward’s wife Nara, who is acting as his representative, has claimed that the two parties are very far away from an agreement.
“Right now, Icardi’s renewal with Inter is very far away,” Nara told AS. “We’re far from reaching an agreement. The figures being talked about in Italy aren’t true and we haven’t received a satisfactory proposal from Inter yet.”
“I won’t deny that we can reach an agreement, but right now we’re very far apart. It’s not logical to renew Mauro’s contract for the amount he currently earns.”
“We believe Mauro is worth more than that. There are some very important clubs interested in signing him.”
“For example, there are the two biggest clubs in Spain, with whom we have excellent relationships, plus an English team and a French one.”
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) January 9, 2019
Meanwhile, Chelsea could also be about to finally land Icardi after his wife dropped a major Premier League transfer hint.
But Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is also said to be keeping an eye on AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is his personal favourite.