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Inter Milan set asking price for Mauro Icardi

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Ausilio will listen to offers starting at €35 million.

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Inter Milan's top scorer last season, and indeed one of the only bright spots in its 2014-15 slog of a season, was none other than Argentinian striker Mauro Icardi.

After the young player's excellent campaign last year, Inter worked very hard to fend off outside interest from other clubs in an attempt to keep the promising attacker at the San Siro.

As with any star player, transfer speculation can rear its ugly head at any time. A recent report from Inside Futbol has claimed that Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio has set an asking price for Icardi, which, if another club is willing to pay, may see the player leave Milan.

Jurgen Klopp, the newly-appointed manager of Liverpool, reportedly has his sights set on Icardi, thinking him a viable option to bolster the Reds' attack as he rebuilds his side.

The reported asking price is €35 million. Meaning: Ausilio will listen to offers from clubs who are willing to ante up to that amount. Taking Icardi's performance this season into account, it's hard to see that as a realistic possibility. However, stranger things have happened. And Icardi did tie for the most goals scored in the Serie A last season, so that is nothing to sneeze at.

As the transfer window draws near, we can expect a bunch of wild rumors and bombastic speculation. Let's hope that Icardi is able to remain at the San Siro through January and get that contract renewed soon.