Real Madrid keen to launch bid for "bargain" striker Icardi

Italian daily Corriere dello Sport reports that the Bernabéu board are willing to meet the Argentina international's €110m release clause at Inter.


Rumours surrounding the future of Argentina international Mauro Icardi continue to gather pace with Real Madrid forcing their way to the front of the queue for the Inter Milan striker.

On Tuesday, Italian daily Corriere dello Sport ran a front page story stating that the Bernabéu board are preparing to meet Icardi’s minimum release clause of 110 million euros, which they consider to be a bargain in the current transfer climate.

Inter are preparing to offer Icardi a new contract and to raise his clause to 200 million euros but in order to do so the club will first have to ensure qualification for European football next season.

Icardi eligible for Champions League

Madrid are eager to poach Icardi during the current window to reinforce a spluttering front line hampered by the poor form of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale’s injury layoffs.

Icardi is eligible to play in the Champions League this season, which would suit all parties as the striker wants to ensure his place in the Argentina squad for the World Cup in Russia.

At 24, Icardi is one of the most valued strikers in Europe at the moment. In 20 Serie A games this season he has scored 18 goals.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
3Valencia 40 12 4 3
4Real Madrid 32 9 5 4
5Villarreal 31 9 4 6
Full standing
Next matches
Leganés - Real Madrid M-20/02 18:30
Real Madrid - Deportivo D-21/01 16:15
Valencia - Real Madrid S-27/01 16:15

*Update 16 de enero de 2018

Serie A

Table PTS W D L
2Juventus 50 16 2 2
3Inter 42 12 6 2
4Lazio 40 12 4 3
Full standing
Next matches
Inter - Roma D-21/01 20:45
SPAL - Inter D-28/01 12:30
Inter - Crotone S-03/02 20:45

*Update 16 de enero de 2018