Chelsea dealt major blow in pursuit of prime summer transfer target

Inter Milan head coach Luciano Spalletti has claimed that Mauro Icardi ill not be heading away from the Serie A club despite reported interest from Chelsea this summer.

The 25-year-old had another sensational season in the Italian league after notching up an impressive 29 goals, with one assist, and again this summer he could become hot property to make the move.

There have been reports in Italy that the Blues were considering a swap deal with Alvaro Morata, who didn’t have the best opening season with the Blues, to try to bring Icardi to Stamford Bridge for next season.

However, according to the Inter manager the Argentine striker, who has not been selected for his country’s World Cup squad, won’t be going anywhere this summer.

“With Mauro I have spoken several times and he sends very precise signals, It is never doubtful. In Inter he is fine and wants to stay,” Spalletti told Sky Sports Italia.

Icardi has a contract with Inter until the summer of 2021, however the Italian side are trying to get the striker to pen a new contract with the club, which would put an end to any transfer speculation.

Chelsea €4m from Sarri

Chelsea have reportedly offered €4m to get Maurizio Sarri, but Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is insisting on the full €8m.

The Coach has been replaced by Carlo Ancelotti, but he’s still under contract until 2020, with a release clause which is valid until the end of this month.

Until he is released from that deal he cannot sign for another club, despite already having an agreement with the Blues.

Now the Corriere dello Sport is reporting that the English side offered €4m to get Sarri, which was immediately rejected by the Partenopei.

The Coach earns a relatively low salary of around €1.5m per season, so De Laurentiis is quite happy to play hardball and risk having two Coaches on the wage bill.

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