If reports bears fruit, Manchester United are ready to pay as much as £125 million to Inter Milan to seal the transfer of Argentine striker Mauro Icardi who has been rumoured to also be on Chelsea and Real Madrid book.
Man United are the latest club to show an interest in the Argentina striker, who has a superb goalscoring threat. Icardi netted 29 in 36 appearances across all competition for the Nerrazurri’s last season. Icardi looks a good option for struggling Romelu Lukaku, who only 27 goals in 51 appearances for United last season.
According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Man United are now odds on to sign Icardi via some sport betting sites, following on from rumours also linking the club with top attackers in the form of Harry Kane and Antoine Griezmann.
The Sun claimed earlier this past season that the Old Trafford club could pay as much as £170m for Kane, while the Independent suggested they may now feel they’re going to have to look at alternatives as they fear missing out on Griezmann.
It could be that the €135,000 ($156,482.68) a week striker is now one of the alternatives coming up as an option for Jose Mourinho, and this could be bad news for both Real Madrid and Chelsea.
The Sun has linked the 24-year-old as a £100m target for both clubs, while Don Balon also recently suggested his move to the Bernabeu looked close to being done.
United clearly still seem to feel the transfer could be open as they apparently join the running.