As reported by Spanish outlet AS, Chelsea have tabled an opening offer for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.
With 22 goals so far this season for the Italian giants, he has become one of the hottest properties in European football and as such, fans are very excited by the latest links to his signature.
Chelsea have struggled in the striking area this season with Alvaro Morata losing form, Michy Batshuayi shipped off to Borussia Dortmund and Olivier Giroud seen as a back-up option by Antonio Conte.
Morata may have recently scored his first goal of 2018 but if the Blues are to improve in the English Premier League next season then they likely need elite competition for the Spanish forward.
Rated at £67.m by Transfermarkt, Icardi would appear to fit the bill and supporters agree, some believing he’s the ideal man to help them achieve their ambitions next term.
They took to Twitter to discuss the potential move this week…
The striker I dream to see on the side of Chelsea, But he will not leave at this price, will have to put more
— LuK'sS (@LoftusBlues) March 22, 2018
if it is going to make our team stronger thats good
— Regis Musoni (@Re1stopit10) March 22, 2018
Pliz don't make me cry out of joy for nothing, I luv this guy. I hope it won't be one of those rumours where will end up moving from Icardi interest to Belloti to Vardy & end up signing Andy Carroll
— Lionel (@adv_meli) March 21, 2018
I hope that it's actually true!!
— Crazy as a BK (@ben_kent7889) March 21, 2018
hope the icardi story true #cfc
— Mr. Chelsea (@LatifCfc) March 22, 2018
Icardi is being link to Chelsea, will be happy with such addition, Good competition for him and Morata….Even Arsenal has Auba and Laca
— Eleniyan (@Eleniyan93) March 22, 2018
Been hearing all the rumours about Icardi to Chelsea. €63 million wouldn’t be enough but it’s a start. Would love him at Chelsea. Finally showing some more ambition 💙 pic.twitter.com/YMce7nVK0a
— H10🇧🇪 (@HazardousMagic) March 22, 2018
Chelsea require some improvement in that area. Icardi sounds promising, he may be the answer!
— Robert Michaels RIBA (@ukarchitect) March 22, 2018
Not one for transfer rumours but we should have got Icardi in when we had the chance. Reckon that ship has sailed now
— Chelsea Matters (@chelseamatters_) March 22, 2018