The Argentina international is one of European football’s most exciting young strikers, boasting 52 goals in 102 appearances since signing for Inter Milan in summer 2013.
But his wife and controversial agent – Argentine TV personality Wanda Nara – has been incredibly vocal about the 23-year-old leaving the San Siro before the summer window slams shut.
Indeed, the 29-year-old has already claimed that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both targeting her husband and cryptically Tweeted “#CalcioMercato” (Transfer Market) back in June.
Arsenal have been linked with Icardi consistently amid Arsene Wenger’s search for added firepower, with the Frenchman reportedly viewing him as an alternative to Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.
And Calcio Mercato now claim Nara is due to arrive in England either today or tomorrow to hold a week’s worth of transfer talks with the Emirates outfit.
However, the Gunners may have to pay as much as £55million to snap up the South American.