Arsenal to step move in the signing of Argentine international wanted by Unai Emery

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Argentine striker Mauro Icardi has rejected a switch to Arsenal after Inter Milan attempted to offer the centre-forward in an exchange deal for Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports in Italy.

Nerazzurri manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that Mauro no longer had a future at the club and the Serie A side are open to offers for the player.

Inter are also planning to raise funds in order to get closer to matching Manchester United’s £90m asking price for the Belgian star Romelu Lukaku.

The Serie A giants’ latest bid for Lukaku is £54 million but that has been turned down by United.

According to Sport Mediaset, the Gunners were offered the chance to land Icardi but the 26-year-old rejected a potential switch to the Gunners as he doesn’t want to move to London.

The report also states that Icardi is holding out for a move to Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus but his agent have told the Italian champions that a deal needs to be in place by August 10 or Mauro will pursue alternative options.

Speaking about the star’s future earlier this week, Antonio said: ‘Icardi is not part of our plans.’

‘That’s the reality at the moment and the club have been clear about this. Nainggolan is out as well. He’s here with us on tour but nothing has changed.’

Meantime, Arsenal are showing a keen interest in Juventus talent Moise Kean, According to the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old striker, who scored seven times in 17 matches for his Italian club during the 2018-19 campaign, has been linked with a transfer away from Turin in recent days.


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