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Milan and Man City battle for Sampdoria striker Icardi

Inter Milan are edging ahead in the race to land Manchester City target Mauro Icardi, according to reports in Italy, claims talkSPORT The 20-year-old striker has attracted the attention of the Premier League champions after impressing during his first season in Serie A with Sampdoria, where he has so far scored nine times in 25 appearances.

The official Inter Twitter page follows just 25 accounts, none of which are professional football players who do not play for the club.

But on Wednesday, they broke that rule and mysteriously started following Icardi's official page - which has intensified the rumours linking him with a summer switch to the club.

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