Icardi Given Until March To Sign New Inter Milan Deal

Mauro Icardi Manchester United transferInter Milan have given Mauro Icardi intil the end of March to decide whether or not he wants to sign a new contract with the club. The extension would run to 2018.

The young Argentine has been linked with Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool with scouts from all three clubs watching Icardi in recent weeks.

But Icardi wants a deal worth €3million a year nett of taxes. That’s the equivalent of £75,000 a week gross. His €3million includes image rights and sponsors are queuing up to be associated with the 22-year-old so it makes sense for Inter to do a deal now.

However, reports from Italy suggest Chelsea – and not Manchester United – are favourites among Premier League clubs to secure Icardi’s signature. Jose Mourinho has been following Icardi for some months and is ready to sanction a bid of between €28-30million (£21-22million).

Real Madrid are also said to be showing an interest. Club president Florentino Perez likes players who bring in good marketing deals as it off-sets part of their wage costs.

Icardi has scored 13 goals in 22 Serie A games this season as Inter head into tonight’s clash with Cagliari.