La Repubblica newspaper claims Mauro Icardi joining Juventus in exchange for Paulo Dybala to Inter is “more than a mere suggestion.”
Icardi seems to have set his stall out with a statement on social media claiming he showed more love for the club than those making the decisions.
The Argentine has hinted he wants to remain in Italy, so the only real options would be Juventus or Napoli.
According to La Repubblica, the two clubs and Inter director Beppe Marotta – formerly of Juve – intend to resolve the issue with an exchange.
This would see Icardi go to Turin in order to form a new forward line with Cristiano Ronaldo, while Dybala can join Inter and gain more tactical freedom than he currently has under Max Allegri.
The same newspaper also suggests Icardi’s new contract was “never a priority” for Marotta and the €110m release clause could be lowered if there’s an offer close to €80m.
It is still a huge profit, as Inter paid €13m to sign Icardi from Sampdoria in 2013.