Chelsea & Liverpool scouting Serie A goal-getter

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are chasing Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, with reports from talkSPORT suggesting that all three have been scouting the striker.

The 21-year-old Argentine has truly emerged as one of Serie A’s better forwards in recent times despite his side’s struggles for form, notching 15 goals in 28 showings.

Chelsea and Liverpool were both keen on him during the January transfer window, and now reports suggest that Man City have entered the battle with scouts from the trio having been watching the hit-man.

Representatives from the clubs are believed to have been present during Inter’s 3-0 weekend win over Palermo, in which Icardi notched two goals.

It’s said that all were impressed by the young South American, who has developed a reputation for his fearsome pace and hassling from the front.

However, Inter are desperate to keep their man, with talk of a £26m valuation doing the rounds – although the club’s Champions League qualification fate may influence such a sum at the end of the season.