Chelsea offered chance to sign Argentina striker for €80m

Inter Milan have decided that they are ready to lower the release clause in the deal inserted in Mauro Icardi’s contract.

The striker has enjoyed a successful period at San Siro, but the South American currently finds himself out of the first-team squad and has been stripped of the captaincy.

Some sides are understood to hold an interest in the 26-year-old – including Chelsea and Real Madrid – but there is little wish to meet the player’s current release clause of €110m (£95.45m).

Inter are happy to lower it to €80 million (£69.42m) if Mauro Icardi pens fresh terms in the coming months.

The Argentina international current deal does not expire until 2021, but it appears that Inter Milan are attempting to find a resolution to suit all parties ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have turned their attention to Real Madrid ace Marco Asensio after ending their interest in Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Bundesliga champions had three bids knocked back for Callum Hudson-Odoi in winter window and are now pursuing other players.

Spanish publication Don Balon states that Marco Asensio, who has struggled for regular starts at Santiago Bernabeu, is a target for Niko Kovac’s team.

Real Madrid owner Florentino Perez does not want to let the 23-year-old Spaniard leave, but the report adds that Bayern Munich will table a £105 million offer to persuade the European Champions to offload.

Marco Asensio has been on Chelsea’s radar also in the last summer transfer window but failed with £120 million bid for the Spain international.