Manchester United, according to reports, are ready to pay as much as £123million to seal the transfer of Inter Milan striker and rumoured Chelsea and Real Madrid target Mauro Icardi.
The Old Trafford club are the latest club to show an interest in the in-form Argentinian, who has a brilliant record of 16 goals in 16 Serie A matches so far this season.
Icardi looks a potential upgrade on the struggling Romelu Lukaku, who has just scored three goals in his last fifteen appearances for the Red Devils, and who has find it difficult to influence in big games.
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 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 Icardi 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.