Chelsea have a huge boost in their plans to sign a new forward after inter Milan rejected a bid from PSG for Mauro Icardi, MySportDab reports.
Mauro Icardi is now on loan at Paris Saint-Germain and the Ligue 1 champions want to sign him on a permanent deal.
PSG submitted a £54million bid for Icardi last week which includes £44.7m fee upfront and £8.9m in add-ons.
However According to Sky Sports, Inter have rejected the offer and won’t sell for less than their £62.7m asking price.
MySportDab understands that Inter are willing to let Icardi leave the club but they want £54m in cash upfront.
The 27-year-old’s value has increased after his impressive spell at the Parc des Princes which has seen him score 20 goals in 28 games.
PSG were hoping that Inter would be willing to negotiate a lower fee due to the financial difficulties caused by the CoronaVirus Crisis.
However, this is not the case and now a transfer move to Chelsea for Icardi could happen at the end of the season.
Frank Lampard wants a new striker to provide competition for Tammy Abraham, and the Blues have a shortlist of players.
Dries Mertens is a no go area after he signed a new contract with Napoli but Moussa Dembele, Timo Werner an Victor Osimhen are also being monitored.
Icardi remains under contract at Inter Milan until 2022.
The Argentine has a fantastic goal record in Italy, scoring 111 goals in 181 matches for Inter.
He was club captain in 2015 at just 22, but fell out with new Coach Antonio Conte and saw his No 8 shirt given to Romelu Lukaku.
Philippe Coutinho and Kai Havertz have also been linked with a move to Chelsea.