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Arsenal have already signed Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka and have announced a deal for Japanese striker Takuma Asano.
But Arsene Wenger is not yet done as he is keen on signing a striker this summer to help give support upfront for Oliver Giroud as Danny Welbeck will be out for majority of the season due to a knee injury he sustained late last season according to reports.
According to reports, Wenger has held meetings with Mauro Icardi’s agent which happens to be his wife.
Icardi’s wife Wanda Nara, revealed Inter have stressed that the 23-year-old is not for sale, given he only signed his most recent contract last year, but Nara has revealed that a number of clubs – including Arsenal, Juventus and north London rivals Tottenham are currently working round the clock to sign him.
“We want to stay in Milan. People say I am a mercenary, but I am not. [Inter] have to say the truth. They can’t say Icardi is not for sale and then talk to other clubs,” Nara told Corriere della Sera.
“I’ve asked for a renewal because the club had promised me a renewal. Last year we accepted their conditions, which mean a lower salary, the sale of the 50% of Mauro’s economic rights and there is no release clause on his contract. They have to keep their promises.”
“There are many offers, but I do not negotiate with other clubs. I only talk about Mauro’s contract, that’s my role, not doing negotiations. Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Arsenal have made contact. Napoli and Roma are also interested now.”