It appears that the Blues are in the market for another striker.
Currently, there is considerable uncertainty surrounding Chelsea. It was widely expected that Antonio Conte would depart the club and be replaced by Maurizio Sarri. However, despite naming Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager, Sarri is still under contract at Napoli.
That said, it seems that the media believe that Sarri will succeed Conte at Chelsea. The Daily Express reports that Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi will become the club’s number one transfer target if Sarri is appointed.
Despite being controversially left out of the Argentina squad for the World Cup, Icardi has scored 107 goals in 182 appearances for Inter Milan – which included 29 this season. Following Morata’s frustrating first season with Chelsea, it’s believable that the Blues are in the market for another striker. Icardi reportedly has a £96M release clause in his contract, which expires on the 15th of July.
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