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Another One Bites The Dust: Arsenal And Chelsea Target Signs Huge Contract Extension

One of the most sought-after strikers in Europe has signed a new contract that will keep him at his current club until at least the year 2021.

Mauro Icardi was linked with both Arsenal and Chelsea on a number of occasions in recent months but the captain of Inter Milan has now inked a new and improved contract that will reportedly see him earn in excess of £5 million a year.

Crucially for Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte, as well as any other manager with designs of prying the Argentine away from Serie A, his new agreement also contains a buy-out clause of €110 million or £99 million.

Since joining from Sampdoria in 2013, the 23-year-old has become club captain and nabbed an impressive tally of 58 goals in 114 games for Inter, giving him one of the club’s highest ever goals-per-game ratios.

The news will come as a disappointment to many in the Premier League; however, the player himself declared that he didn’t want to leave the club just last month, saying:

“I want to win with this shirt. I want to stay here. I am comfortable in the city and I never thought about leaving this team.”

As a result, it’s unlikely to change the recruitment plans for Arsenal, Chelsea or another other club looking to add a world class striker to their playing group in the coming January transfer window or next summer.

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