Arsenal it would appear are in the market for a centre forward and having been put off by the asking price for Gonzalo Higuaín are now turning their attentions to his compatriot, Mauro Icardi.
The Inter Milan captain is currently in the United States for a preseason tour but his wife and agent, Wanda Nara has reportedly flown to London to hold talks with Arsenal over a possible big money transfer.
The 23-year-old scored 16 goals in 29 Serie A appearances last season and despite lagging someway behind the scoring exploits of Higuaín, had one of the best conversion rates in Europe.
While Napoli are adamant that Higuaín will not leave for less than his eye-watering buy-out clause of €94.7 million, the Gunners are hopeful that a fee in the region of £35-40 million would be enough to prize Icardi away from the Nerazzurri.
Nara has created plenty of headlines already in the window by publically stating that Inter would be willing to sell her husband amid interest from Juventus and Atlético Madrid and The Sun newspaper has reported that Arsenal have now moved to the front of that queue and will hold talks with his somewhat controversial wife/agent.
Icardi is likely to demand around £5 million in wages but could prove to be exactly what Arsene Wenger’s side are lacking.
The young striker claimed the Capocannoniere title as Serie A’s leading scorer, the season before last, making him the youngster playing to do so since Paolo Rossi in 1978, and has proven himself as a lethal penalty box finisher during his time in Italy.