Chelsea have been given a massive boost in their pursuit of Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi because of his wife.
According to reports in Spain, Real Madrid were interested in signing the 25-year-old. But the actions of Wanda Nara (who is also his agent) have changed things.
Icardi’s career at the San Siro is in tatters after being stripped of the captaincy and being regularly left out of matchday squads.
The dispute is believed to have started over an ongoing contract dispute, with the striker’s deal set to end in 2021.
Nara claimed the Serie A giants have not offered a new deal, with reports suggesting the nerazzurri hierarchy are stalling on the £170,000-a-week’s demands.
Chelsea are reportedly also interested in the Argentine international, as Maurizio Sarri looks for a permanent solution to his side’s goalscoring problems.
According to Spanish publication Marca, the behaviour of Icardi’s wife has convinced Real not to make a bid.
The 32-year-old TV host and model has been openly critical of Inter’s transfer policy, and has even taken a swipe at performances on the pitch.
Icardi’s sister, Ivana, believes the striker’s omission is all the fault of his controversial wife, last month cliaming she had ‘s**t for brains’ after it was reported that she keeps calling ex-husband Maxi Lopez, who she left for Icardi in 2014.
Maurizio Sarri looks for a permanent solution to his side’s goalscoring problems.