Man United & Chelsea battling for £22m ace

Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are locked in a transfer tussle for highly-rated Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, with reports from the London Evening Standard having revealed that all three clubs scouted him over the weekend.

The 22-year-old has starred for the San Siro side this term, with his 15 Serie A goals having attracted attention from across Europe.

Inter are keen to tie their man down to a new contract, but with negotiations stalling and the team struggling in Italy’s top tier, Icardi’s future is far from clear.

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And now reports claim that City, United and Chelsea were all in attendance for the Milan giants’ weekend game with Sampdoria, which they lost 1-0.

Despite the negative result, the Premier League trio are thought to remain keen on the South American youngster, who may be available for around £22m this summer.

Icardi is thought to be demanding wages of around £90,000-per-week, which is more financially viable in England than Italy.