The Independent reported earlier today that English heavyweight Arsenal are preparing to make a move for Inter striker Mauro Icardi come January.
According to that report, it seems that many non-Serie A news outlets seem to think that Mauro Icardi is out-of-sorts at Inter. And while it is true that he has not been as effective in the goalscoring department this season as last, he is certainly still seen by many to be an integral part of Inter's continued success throughout this season and in the future.
Last summer, Arsenal made a reported £32 million bid for the Argentine striker, which the Nerazzurri rejected. Despite having their advances rebuffed, Arsenal appear ready to make another move for Icardi. This is likely due in part to the long-term injury of Arsenal attacker Danny Welbeck (knee injury, out for all of 2015).
But don't panic yet, Interisti. If you'll recall, last week Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio emphasized that Icardi was not for sale - especially for anything in the neighborhood of €35 million. But it's worth noting here that £32 million is roughly equivalent to €45 million. I'm not saying Arsenal are ready to make another bid quite that size, but if they do should Ausilio at least negotiate?
Wait, what am I saying? Don't leave us, Maurito!