Paris Saint-Germain officials have opened talks with Mauro Icardi’s agent, Wanda Nara, to try and finalise a permanent move to the French capital for the Argentine striker.
Icardi sealed a loan move away from Inter in early September having disgruntled the fans and hierarchy in Milan, with PSG negotiating the option to sign the striker permanently if they wish.
Icardi has enjoyed a fantastic start to life with PSG, firing nine goals in his opening ten games, and now Nicolò Schira claims that the Ligue 1 giants have met with Nara to finalise a €65m permanent switch for the striker.
PSG want to activate their option in the next few months, with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi already said to be preparing a five-year contract for Icardi.
The French side’s eagerness to conclude a deal is easy to understand. The 26-year-old is one of the finest strikers around and he has quickly adapted to life in Paris, taking Edinson Cavani‘s place in the starting lineup as a result of his electric form.
Cavani is 32 years old and will find himself out of contract at the end of the season, so PSG are seemingly eager to move quickly and ensure they have a permanent striker on their books for the foreseeable future.
As for Inter, they will likely also be happy to strike a deal. In an ideal world, they would have liked to keep Icardi but, after learning of his determination to leave, they brought in Romelu Lukaku during the summer.
Antonio Conte’s side have moved on from Icardi. With a forward line of Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez, I Nerazzurri have climbed to second in the Serie A standings, just one point behind league leaders Juventus.
The chance to recover €65m will likely be well received by Inter, who could use that money to strike January deals for the likes of Napoli‘s Dries Mertens and Barcelona‘s Arturo Vidal, both of whom have been linked with moves to the club.
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