English media are reporting that Arsenal have previously shown reticence to spend heavily on strikers, with Arsene Wenger decrying the “scary” figures offered by each club to part with striker are awkward.
Inter Milan are said to be open to idea of selling Mauro Icardi this summer, according to report from International Business Times.
The club president Erick Thohir said that although the Serie A giants are reluctant to sanction his sale, they would be willing to strike a deal possibly if Arsenal could submit an eye-watering offer for the Argentine.
Icardi recently, has been linked with Napoli in light of Gonzalo Higauin’s recent exit to Juventus, while the forward as has asked the club for an improvement to his current contract even though he only signed a new deal during the last campaign.
Thohir was asked if the Nerazzurri recently turned down €60m (£50.7m, $67m) offer for the Argentina forward, the club president told Gazzeta World that, “We are all hoping to receive an even better offer.
“At this time Mauro is an important player for us, he is our captain. However, players come and go while Inter remains.”
He also admitted, too, that while he has not always seen with the club manager Roberto Mancini eye-to-eye, they are on the same page regarding the forward’s future.
“Every know and then we disagree on things, but as of right now the relationship between club and coach is great,” he said. “It’s important that everyone expresses their opinion, but then we all have to work together as a team.”
In addition to Napoli, the 23-year-old has been linked with a big-money move to the Emirates stadium who are also rumoured to have keen interest in the Olympique Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.