Manchester United have been dealt a blow in pursuit of a striker making huge inroads in the Serie A this season. Mauro Icardi, 22, has attracted the attention of United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, but all of those clubs have been halted, as a club official rules out selling the Argentinian.
Piero Ausilio, a director at the club said:
“What if someone bids €40m (£30m) for him in the summer?
“Well we’ve got no intention of doing business, we’re thinking of the present and future of this football club with Icardi.
“Our intentions are clear. We’re building a team to last for a long time with very talented, young players.”
This is exactly what you’d expect representatives of the club to say. They aren’t exactly going to come out and say ‘oh yes, he’s for sale at this price’ because it inevitably means they cannot drive as much money as possible from the sale.
Icardi has been in stunning form all season-long, scoring 14 league goals in 25 Serie A games for Roberto Mancini’s men. He is clearly a player who’s stock is rising and he could come in and do a great job for Manchester United.
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