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"£96million striker will join Chelsea" - Pundit says Blues will complete most important summer transfer in England


Former Liverpool star Steve Nicol says Mauro Icardi's transfer from Internazionale to Chelsea "will happen".

The 56-year-old is convinced that the Blues will bring a world class player of the same level as Eden Hazard.

The Argentinian has a release clause of £96million.

"Yes I do [like it]," Nicol is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.

"Icardi, top scorer last year in Serie A, was top scorer a couple of years previous to that. So this is a proven goalscorer.

"Chelsea need somebody else, other than [Eden] Hazard in my opinion, that can change a game.

"So I think this will happen, I think it's a matter of money.

"If the price is right, this is a hit.

"And it would be a great move to get Chelsea back in the top four."

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