Liverpool and Manchester City retain hope that they can beat Chelsea to Mauro Icardi in the summer.

Jose Mourinho is thought to have identified Icardi as the man he wants to replace Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

But Liverpool, City and Arsenal are all thought to be monitoring the player's progress at Inter.

Indeed, reports in Italy suggest that both Liverpool and City joined Chelsea in sending scouts to watch the Argentine in action against Palermo over the weekend.

Icardi impressed, scoring twice, and looks certain to be at the centre of a transfer battle featuring some of the Premier League's biggest clubs come the summer.

Source: Daily Express