Blues could inadvertently help Arsenal sign midfielder.
Chelsea are reportedly rushing to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi after learning that Atletico Madrid are also chasing the player, according to the Daily Express.
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The Argentine youngster is a highly regarded talent, and is also believed to be a £30m target for Liverpool this January, though Atletico hope to land him in a swap deal involving Mario Suarez.
However, the tough-tackling defensive midfielder is also one of Arsene Wenger’s top targets for this January and he will be hoping he doesn’t end up making the move to the San Siro.
If Chelsea or Liverpool manage to beat Atletico to Icardi, then it will significantly increase the Gunners’ chances of bringing Suarez to the Emirates Stadium this winter.