Real Madrid’s recent form has forced Zinedine Zidane to check out the transfer market in hopes to find that player that could catapult his team back to its glory days, and they are reportedly eyeing up a move for Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi which could be done before the end of the transfer window.
Rumors now seems to have emerged that Arsenal are also targeting the 24-year-old striker, as they are currently sitting sixth in the Premier League as the Gunners keep struggling for goals.
Meanwhile, Arsenal might not stand a chance in signing Icardi as Inter is reportedly holding out £95 million for their prolific striker, which automatically makes Madrid the favorite to land the striker.
Alexis Sanchez recently mad the top stories when he left the Gunners for the Premier League rivals Manchester United in a Swap deal. With their summer signing Alexandre Lacazette struggles for form in the top flight.
Real Madrid are currently in the same shoes as Arsenal as their players are both struggling for goals, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema dropping low on form, but Madrid have always been a better spender than Arsenal.
Don Balon reports that club president Florentino Perez is now desperate to take his club back to its glory days as he prepares to table a bid for the 24-year-old striker this January, with the deadline day for the transfer market remaining less than a week.
Arsenal are said to have other top interests, as rumors cover their profound interest in Dortmund’s forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which could shift their interest totally.
Real Madrid had a shocking defeat earlier this week to Leganes in the Copa Del Rey, and Zidane is very aware of his players lack of form and will be making sure a deal for the Icardi run through.