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Chelsea in ‘pole position’ to land Italian hotshot

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is still in ‘pole position’ to bring 22-year-old Mauro Icardi to the Premier League, according to the Metro.

The said article reports Chelsea remain strong favourites to sign Icardi in the summer, regardless of whether the young striker signs the new £100,000-a-week contract that he has been rumoured to be offered by Inter Milan.

Icardi is a player of incredible potential, who has already bagged 14 goals from 20 Serie A starts for Internazionale.

The Metro believe that £22million will be enough to force the Italian side’s hand and bring the striker to Stamford Bridge.

Mauro Icardi would face stiff competition at Chelsea as Diego Costa has had an impressive debut season for the Blues, with 17 Premier League goals already to his name.

However, he may be able to force himself ahead of fellow forwards Loic Remy – who has seen his game time limited by Jose Mourinho – and Didier Drogba, who is going into his 37th year.

Article title: Chelsea in ‘pole position’ to land Italian hotshot

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