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Inter Milan Striker Attracting Attention From European Giants

Lots of newspapers on Saturday are running stories linking Inter captain Mauro Icardi with a move away from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in January.

Icardi signed a new Inter contract 15 months ago, and at the time the €110m buyout clause seemingly put him out of the reach of competitors.

But the transfer market changed this summer with the deals for Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Álvaro Morata, Ousmane Dembele and the failed transfer for Philippe Coutinho.

Suddenly €110m for a 24-year striker looks appealing to the likes of Chelsea and Bayern Munich and Suning have been slow to address his buyout clause.

According to reports from El Gol Digital, Chelsea want to trigger Icardi’s buyout clause in January and partner him with Alvaro Morata, forming one of the most deadly strike duo in the Premier League.

Spanish outlet Don Balon is reporting that Real Madrid are interested in Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. If that transfer happens, then the German champions have reportedly identified Icardi as the ideal replacement for Lewandowski.

Icardi has scored 89 goals in 156 appearances for Inter since 2013 and has scored 11 goals in 12 Serie A games this season. He is one of the top 10 goal scorers in Europe and Suning have a big decision to make.

Do they give Icardi more money to increase his buyout clause to €200m or do they cash in on him and take the money and invest it back into new players?

This should not be a difficult decision for Suning. Talented young strikers like Icardi are rare and hard to find. You don’t give up on them, especially if your stated goal is to get back to winning trophies.

What do you think that Suning should do with Icardi? Do they give Icardi more money to increase his buyout clause to €200m or do they cash in on him?

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