It seems as though Juventus striker Alavaro Morata is on his way to FC Barcelona, which means the Serie A club needs to find a replacement. As a result, they’re eyeing Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi, but there are issues regarding a possible deal.
Should the capital club part ways with the 28-year-old, they want to secure funds, whether through a permanent sale or a loan with an obligation to buy. However, Sport (via Paris Fans) reports that Juventus eyes a loan with an option to buy.
The Spanish media outlet adds that Icardi is very close to arriving at Juventus on a 6-month loan and a €35-million buy option. PSG would receive €2.5-million straight away for the loan.
Since arriving in 2019, Icardi has made 81 appearances for Les Parisiens, where he’s scored 38 goals and registered ten assists. Nonetheless, this season the Argentine forward has scored five goals and recorded one assist while averaging 47 minutes per game in Ligue 1.
Furthermore, Icardi has failed to secure the striker position and be the long-term replacement for Edinson Cavani. Kylian Mbappé has overtaken the goal-scoring responsibilities for the French giants this season.