Report: PSG and Inter Milan Could Agree to a Reduced Transfer Fee For Icardi By Sunday

We’re inching closer and closer to the end of the Mauro Icardi saga as all indications are that the 27-year-old striker will remain at Paris Saint-Germain after his season-long loan from Inter Milan.

Icardi’s loan at PSG included a €70 million option-to-buy fee attached. The cause of the delay in making a decision whether to keep Icardi or let him return to Serie A has been due to PSG’s reluctance in paying that amount due to the financial implications of the coronavirus. Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, has been trying to negotiate a lower fee and it appears there’s been a breakthrough.

According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, a deal between the two sides is getting closer to completion and he expects a fee to be agreed upon between the two clubs by Sunday.

We obviously don’t know what the final number will be yet but anything less than €70 million is brilliant business from PSG and makes the initial loan last summer a risk that was absolutely worth taking.

Retaining Icardi means Edinson Cavani will be looking for a new club. PSG’s all-time leading scorer shouldn’t be a free agent long with several of Europe’s top clubs looking to sign him on a free transfer.

This season, Icardi has outscored El Matador with 20 goals in 31 appearances for Les Parisiens.

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