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Napoli submits "final offer" for Mauro Icardi

Reports suggest Napoli have made one last bid for Icardi, and I'll admit it sounds pretty tempting.

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Ever since news broke the Juventus had paid Gonzalo Higuain's release clause and he was joining the old prison stripes, Napoli has had its sights on Mauro Icardi as the club's replacement striker. Despite signing Arkadiusz Milik from Ajax the southern club has still made a series of bids to Inter which have been shot down one after the other. Now it seems that Napoli is trying one last time, and it might be an offer that makes Inter officials really think about it.

The latest news states that the Partenopei have submitted a bid of €50m plus Manolo Gabbiadini. The 24 year old striker only scored 9 goals in 30 appearances last season but he has proven himself to be a fairly reliable goalscorer in the past with 20 goals in 45 appearances during the 14/15 season for both Sampdoria and Napoli.

So far Inter has been pretty adamant that Icardi is not for sale this summer but this offer might make them reconsider. A attack lead by Jovetic, Eder, and Gabbiadini would not be that bad, and the €50m could be used to bring in other players such as Joao Mario. It's likely that the Nerazzurri will stick to their guns and refuse this bid, but anything is possible in what has already been a strange transfer window.