Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport claims Arsenal’s quest to bolster their attack has them knocking on the door of the San Siro waving a suitcase of cash in the direction of Argentine striker Mauro Icardi.
The 23-year-old, who started his career in Barcelona’s youth ranks, has been playing his football in Italy for four years; first with Sampdoria, who he joined from the Camp Nou in 2011, and currently as captain of Inter Milan.
It’s reported that Inter have no intention of selling Icardi as things stand, however, with the player eager for a new deal, despite being under contract until 2019, it’s suggested he could try and force a move.
Much of this stems from comments made by Icardi’s wife, Wanda Nara. The 29-year-old Argentinian ‘personality’ manages her husband’s affairs and told Corriere della Sera last week:
“There are many offers, but I do not negotiate with other clubs. I only talk about Mauro’s contract, that’s my role, not doing negotiations.
“Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Arsenal have made contact. Napoli and Roma are also interested now.”
It seems like a big pile of steaming nonsense to us…almost worthy of an Arsenal-related song/pun…perhaps “The Wanda of Poo”?
Philipp Ochs, a 19-year-old striker, is currently playing for Germany in the under-19 World Cup and has apparently caught our attention.
What do we know about him? Here’s Bild’s insightful take on this young talent…
Given our kits are red and white, yellow and grey and blue and neon yellow, it doesn’t look like much of a goer, does it?
A shame, as the lad could have brought a new level of political activism to the dressing room.